Add Mexico To The List Of Places Where ACTA Is Now Likely Dead

from the down-goes-another-one dept

The rejection of ACTA by the EU Parliament was a big deal that effectively killed off ACTA. We've seen US officials try to put on a happy face about all of this, claiming that ACTA still does important things for those who have agreed to it, but that's increasingly difficult to believe. We've already seen indications that Australia is backing out, and now reports are coming from Mexico that ACTA no longer has a chance there, thanks mainly to the EU vote. Mexico was already somewhat doubtful due to pressure from the legislature, but the EU rejection appears to have put them over the top. Hopefully, now that Mexican negotiators are joining the TPP negotiations, they'll remember how things went with ACTA, and maybe (just maybe) not agree to proposals whose sole purpose is to reward US special interests.


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    Cory of PC (profile), Jul 11th, 2012 @ 10:59am

    Frijoles!!

    Well, this is getting better and better! Now if this keeps going, Australia could be next to drop this next week and we're down to... the US and the Swiss? Still, it calls for celebration. I'll treat everyone to a Mexican feast and if Mexico drops out of TPP, then I'll pay for the next fiesta!

     

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    Drizzt, Jul 11th, 2012 @ 11:19am

    in the EU CETA is waiting to sneak in ACTA provisions through the back door

    http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6583/125/ and they try to do it again... (this one is for Canada and the EU)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 11th, 2012 @ 11:23am

    'not agree to proposals whose sole purpose is to reward US special interests.'

    and that is the thing. more countries, after pressure from the respective peoples, have realised that these disgraceful new 'laws/treaties' are designed to aid no one other than the US and certain US industries and offer as close to nothing as you can get to other countries at all!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 11th, 2012 @ 11:38am

    RIP ACTA, now let me go back to Kickstarter to fund another project that got 3 million dollars already.

    Quote:
    Hackers welcome.

    Have at it: It's easy to root (and rooting won't void your warranty). Everything opens with standard screws. Hardware hackers can create their own peripherals, and connect via USB or Bluetooth. You want our hardware design? Let us know. We might just give it to you. Surprise us!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console

    Those freetards stealing Android without paying and making millions.

    LoL

     

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    Killer_Tofu (profile), Jul 11th, 2012 @ 11:55am

    At this rate

    At this rate the US is going to be signing onto ACTA all by itself.

    5$ says the RIAA and MPAA will still try to get congress to approve it, even with we are the only country.

     

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    anon, Jul 11th, 2012 @ 12:02pm

    LOL

    I doubt they will learn , but eventually the lobbyists are going to get tired of paying money and getting nothing in return. They are not going to pay politicians who are unable to deliver results. Talking to you lamar, you will be out of a job if you cannot supply what you have been paid to supply to the industry.

     

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    BeaverJuicer (profile), Jul 11th, 2012 @ 12:28pm

    Hopefully, now that Mexican negotiators are joining the TPP negotiations, they'll remember how things went with ACTA, and maybe (just maybe) not agree to proposals whose sole purpose is to reward US special interests.


    Except for one thing... The "Mexican negotiators" that are 'joining' the negotiations are not able to actually have any input or sit in on the actual negotiations. Same as Canada.

     

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      Digitalistically Speaking (profile), Jul 11th, 2012 @ 7:01pm

      Re:

      So to keep up they're negotiating skills while they're not actually negotiating, some negotiators are negotiating for hookers and blow for the negotiators that are not actually negotiating.

      Being a negotiator is brutal work.

       

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    Dave, Jul 11th, 2012 @ 12:37pm

    Title

    I would of titled this post: "Add ACTA to list of things in Mexico that are likely dead."

     

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    Lozine, Jul 11th, 2012 @ 1:20pm

    NICE! Now we just wait for the next bill to pop up...

     

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    PopeyeLePoteaux, Jul 11th, 2012 @ 8:57pm

    Bad news for us... I've read a few minutes ago, Mexico signed ACTA....

    http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/858677.html

    The article is in spanish, but I'm quite infuriated because of this, and on top of that, the Mexican IP Institute said it wont affect civil liberties... gg Mexico, I see that our politicians finally decided to kneel before the MAFIAA overlords...

     

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    anotherMexican, Jul 11th, 2012 @ 9:45pm

    http://www.sinembargo.mx/11-07-2012/295288

    Yep, it appears that the Federal Government just said "eh, fuck it all" and had the Mexican ambassador in Japan sign in favor of ACTA.

     

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