by Mike Masnick
Wed, May 30th 2012 12:32am
With critical votes in the EU Parliament on ACTA quickly approaching, the Dutch House of Representatives decided to take a pre-emptive strike, and unanimously accept a motion that urged the Cabinet to reject ACTA, while also rejecting "any future treaty that may harm a free and open Internet." Of course, this is the same Netherlands whose courts are currently censoring a local political party for setting up an internet proxy, so it appears there's at least some confusion in that country. Either way, it's nice to see this pre-emptive strike, though it's not clear how much power the Dutch government would have to reject ACTA if the EU Parliament accepted it...
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Dutch Court Rules That Freely Given Fan-Subtitles Are Copyright Infringement
- EU Parliament Report Recommends Throwing Out Something Even Worse Than The Link Tax: Upload Filtering
- EU Parliament Dumps Link Tax, Invites News Publishers To Sue If They Think Google's Making Them Broke
- Netherlands Looks To Join The Super-Snooper Club With New Mass Surveillance Law
- Canada-EU Trade Deal Ratified By European Union; Now Needs Approval By All Member States' National Parliaments