Mexican Congress Moves Forward With Effort To Refuse To Sign ACTA

from the good-for-them dept

You may recall that we recently noted that a Mexican Senator had drafted a resolution to have Mexico refuse to sign ACTA. We weren't entirely sure if the effort would get support, but it does appear to be moving forward. SinkDeep alerts us to the news that a measure was approved to move forward with the proposal and it now faces a full vote (I don't fully understand Mexican lawmaking processes, but it sounds similar to moving a bill out of committee and to a full vote). I would imagine that US diplomats are frantically pressuring Mexican politicians to sign ACTA. How many times do you think that US officials are "warning" about the famed Special 301 list?


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    sam sin, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 3:49am

    dont know if this refusal will get through or not, but it makes a change for another country not to be 'bending over and grabbing their ankles' for the US government. shame there are not more countries making a stand against ACTA and similar proposals that will, basically, only reinforce mainly US entertainment companies. hope that they ignore the Special 301 list 'warning' as well, seeing it for what it really is, a complete sham, instigated yet again, by those same industries!

     

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    Chargone (profile), Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 4:05am

    given the usual shenanigans, i wouldn't be surprised to see anything from cleverly labled but quite obvious bribes and threats through outright assassinations to cause this to fail. and forget the 301 thing. far more likely to be 'stop doing this or we'll stop buying (whatever is bought from mexico) from you or selling you (whatever important stuff is sold to mexico) to you.'

     

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    The eejit (profile), Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 5:05am

    Re:

    A phone call to the cartels about Charlie Sheen will be enough for them to take extreme action. Well, either that or Hollywood buying their opioids from China, rather than Mexico.

     

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    Bengie, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 5:26am

    Finally

    Someone is standing up for human rights, and it's Mexico of all places.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 5:41am

    cynic: sign or we will stop buying your drugs and selling you our guns.

    more likely: sign or we will stop giving you money to fight the 'war on drugs'

     

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    Steve, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 5:55am

    cynic: sign or we will stop buying your drugs and selling you our guns.

    a.c.: sign or we will stop giving you money to fight the 'war on drugs'

    more likely: You know those automatic weapons we did nothing to stop from entering your country and going to the cartels, well we've got MORE and we can do even LESS to stop them. Sign the damn treaty... I mean not a treaty.

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 6:32am

    Re:

    "cynic: sign or we will stop buying your drugs and selling you our guns."

    Love,

    The CIA.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 6:44am

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    The funny part is that it is all instigated by the very piracy sites and the people supporting them. Without them, there would be no need to make the rules clearer, more universal, and more easily understood.

    Effect, meet cause.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 8:10am

    shocking

    WOW. This is shocking news. I would not have expected to learn of this in a million years. I think I speak for most of the community when I say that I'm fascinated by this new development... there's a Mexican congress...

     

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    Guy, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 9:20am

    All they have to do is bribe them. A lot of government officials are so corrupt.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 9:31am

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    Sounds a lot like an abusive husband telling his wife to stop making him beat her.

     

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