by Mike Masnick
Wed, Jul 11th 2012 10:30am
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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