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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Anonymous Coward says:

‘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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BeaverJuicer (profile) says:

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.

PopeyeLePoteaux says:

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…

PopeyeLePoteaux says:

Re: Re:

I’ll respond to this in english for the sake of the other TechDirt readers.

Anyway, yes, it seems that our politicians decided just to sell our civil liberties in order to please the MAFIAA overlords, but it seems not all hope is lost because the Senate is firm on its stance of rejection of ACTA alnog with the COFETEL (the mexican telecomunications comision).

http://aristeguinoticias.com/europa-rechazo-el-acta-hace-una-semana-mexico-lo-firma/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=europa-rechazo-el-acta-hace-una-semana-mexico-lo-firma

The article again is in spanish, but I think Google translator can do a decent translation because I’ve been unable to find english news about this

But the main problem here is that we don’t know if the next administration will uphold the unanimous rejection of signing ACTA which was voted by the congress. I hope the congress mantain their current position against this absurd treaty.

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