Mexican Congress Says No To ACTA

from the good-for-them dept

Earlier, we mentioned that a bill from the Mexican Congress opposing ACTA was going to the full Congress today, and apparently the bill was approved. Now, the question is whether or not the Mexican executive branch will try to ignore the will of Congress on this issue and sign ACTA anyway. And, some will undoubtedly point out that this isn't quite as strong as it might have been, as it wasn't a separate vote, but the Mexican Congress rolled up a few different bills into one because they were "running out of time." I'm not sure I want to comment on what I think of a legislative body doing something like that.


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    Sinkdeep, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 7:40pm

    they were investing all the the time in electoral issues. The point was discussed and tabled for vote a day before in a Comission.

    That proposal was the result of the 6 month working group on ACTA with all stakeholders were the government couldnt justidy or explain how will be implemented.

    After the voting today there was another audience in Senate with citizens. Some senators informed that they don support ACTA and wont pass a least during this administration that ends on 2012. And also Senador Doring, proposed take measures, legislative ones, to make sure it wont pass in the future neither.

    This time they did it right. I know is surprising but the thing is that they found a very active and informed society that won't let ACTA pass.

    :)

    If you want more info mike, look for @senadoring @senadocastellon and @jeramm on twitter :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 8:00pm

    Well, that's it guys, piracy is now over. This along with PROTECT IP and I'm sorry to say, the freetard ride is now done for. Lickspittles.

     

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    Ted E. Bear, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 8:29pm

    "I'm not sure I want to comment on what I think of a legislative body doing something like that."

    Why Not? Our Congress does it all the time and it doesn't seem to benefit the majority. Looks like we can learn something from our Hispanic neighbors to the south.

     

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      Prisoner 201, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 3:51am

      Re:

      Its popular in the EU parlament.

      # Take some laws that impact provacy or free speech.
      # Bundle them with a number of things that everyone wants.
      # Hold the vote on friday afternoon when attendance is around 50%.
      # ???
      # Profit

       

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 8:55pm

    govt of canada is doing it

    they even gave it a name ...omnibus....i call it ominous bill.it has that warrantless spy on net in it with other crime crap.THEN what they do is go off and say that the opposition was not tough on crime....what govt needs no oversight and warrants is akin to nazi germany end of story and godwin can't help you cause its exactly what hitler did in hte early and mid 30's. CANADA has not learned by its history and thus will be doomed to repeat it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 9:13pm

    Negotiating Tactic

    This is just a tactic in negotiating with the US. The US obviously hasn't paid them enough (cash and reciprocation) for ACTA, yet. They will.

     

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    Tom Landry (profile), Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 9:31pm

    Unfortunately, because of their status on the global stage, Mexico will most likely be dissmissed as "not understanding the implications".

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 12:28am

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      Iunno, Brazil has shown no love for ACTA, in fact, they were opposed until the US put in the big lobbying guns. mebe they'll revise their stand again now that they know they wont be standing alone.

       

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        Mike Masnick (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 2:11am

        Re: Re:

        Iunno, Brazil has shown no love for ACTA, in fact, they were opposed until the US put in the big lobbying guns. mebe they'll revise their stand again now that they know they wont be standing alone

        Brazil is not a party to ACTA. They were not invited to the negotiations and are in no position to sign. They have expressed concerns about the agreement, but the new Brazilian gov't seems to have gone the completely opposite direction as the old one.

         

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    Pixelation, Jun 22nd, 2011 @ 9:34pm

    "but the Mexican Congress rolled up a few different bills"... and snorted cocaine?
    "I'm not sure I want to comment on what I think of a legislative body doing something like that."

    Me either.

     

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    Nicedoggy, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 3:05am

    Can we sing "La Cucaracha!" now?

     

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    Scott (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 1:19pm

    (let us sing)Freetard the world...Freetard the children

     

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    Gene Cavanaugh (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 3:09pm

    Rolling different bills into one.

    The US Congress does this on almost EVERY bill, and when an attempt was made to pass a line veto bill to stop that practice, the US voters rejected it. So how is it worse for Mexico?

     

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      abc gum, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 4:57am

      Re: Rolling different bills into one.

      "...when an attempt was made to pass a line veto bill ... the US voters rejected it"

      What are you talking about? In what year was this put upon the ballot for all US citizens to vote upon?

      Possibly you blame the voters for what congress does, that is a completely different topic.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 25th, 2011 @ 2:50pm

    "Well, that's it guys, piracy is now over."

    That's it paid troll, all the corporate parasites and criminals you are working for are all going to die.

    Sorry for your job! Idiot!

     

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