|05-07-2012, 08:42 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 19 2008
[Techpowerup.com] European Parliament Rejects ACTA
EU's highest legislative body, the European Parliament, voted against ratification of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a broad-scoped piece of legislation designed to prevent copyright infringement of nearly all kinds (commodities, consumer durables, electronic and print media, etc.) A thumping 478 votes against, 39 for, and 146 abstainers saw to the quashing of ACTA. The act had been widely criticized by people of the EU as being too broad-scoped, and giving the regulators sweeping powers to prosecute anything they deem as copyright infringement. Activists feared that censorship could be carried out under the veil of ACTA. Meanwhile, across the big pond, the United States House of Representatives passed a similar piece of legislation, the CISPA, in April.
|acta, european, parliament, rejects, techpowerupcom|
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Similar Threads for: [Techpowerup.com] European Parliament Rejects ACTA|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|[Techpowerup.com] European Buyers Not Appealed by Ultrabook||News||Reviews & News Online||0||15-02-2012 10:50 PM|
|[Techpowerup.com] (PR) European Commission opens antitrust proceedings against Samsung||News||Reviews & News Online||0||01-02-2012 07:32 AM|
|[Techpowerup.com] European Court of Justice Ruling Prohibits P2P Filtering by ISPs||News||Reviews & News Online||0||25-11-2011 11:50 AM|
|[Techpowerup.com] (PR) European Commission Publishes Decision Concerning Intel's Abuse of Dominant Position||News||Reviews & News Online||0||22-09-2009 04:31 AM|
|[Techpowerup.com] Pirate Party Elected to EU Parliament||News||Reviews & News Online||0||09-06-2009 04:41 AM|
All times are GMT +11. The time now is 10:01 AM.