[A2k] AP: Opponents of ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty present petition with 2 million names to EU

Erik Josefsson erik.hjalmar.josefsson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 00:58:04 PST 2012


People can make access to document requests for these (end of article):

    "Mazzoni said she had also received letters and organizations in
    favor of ACTA."

//Erik

On 02/29/2012 08:54 AM, Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam wrote:
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/opponents-of-acta-anti-counterfeiting-treaty-present-petition-with-2-million-names-to-eu/2012/02/28/gIQAmHCsfR_story.html
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> Opponents of ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty present petition with 2 million names to EU
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> By Associated Press, Published: February 28
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> BRUSSELS — Activists handed the European Parliament an Internet petition Tuesday bearing more than 2 million names and arguing against ratification of a proposed anti-counterfeiting treaty on the grounds it would destroy Internet freedom.
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> But David Martin, the member charged with shepherding the treaty through the European Parliament, said Tuesday he thought there were serious problems with what he called the vagueness of the text.
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> In any event, the effort to have the European Union ratify the treaty has for the time being come to a screeching halt. EU passage would require ratification by each of the 27 member countries.
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> As opposition to the treaty grew in some countries recently, the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, suspended efforts to get the treaty ratified and decided to send the text instead to the European Court of Justice to see whether the agreement would violate any fundamental EU rights.
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> Martin said the Parliament might send its own questions to the court, as well. He and other observers said they expected the court’s assessment to take a year or more to complete.
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> Don Melvin can be reached at http://twitter.com/Don_Melvin
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