by Mike Masnick
Tue, Sep 7th 2010 2:46pm
A bunch of folks have been letting us know that a majority of European Members of Parliament have signed a declaration against ACTA, making it official EU policy. The document has them rejecting not just the anti-transparency involved in ACTA negotiations, but the content of ACTA as well. This is, of course, the same EU Parliament that condemned the secrecy by an overwhelming vote earlier this year, but this appears to be a step further. Of course, it's the EU Commission that's handling the negotiations, so I'm not entirely sure whether or not this is actually meaningful. Perhaps those who know a bit more about EU politics can chime in and let us know. It certainly seems like a bad thing for ACTA supporters, but I do wonder if various governments will (or can?) just ignore the EU Parliament on this one...
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