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.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Fast Track Moves Forward And Now The Fight Is On TPP Directly
- House Caves On Fast Track, Issues Moves Back To The Senate
- As TPP Supporters Whine About Failure Of Fast Track, Why Is No One Suggesting Increased Transparency?
- EU Parliament Takes A Small Step Towards Improving Copyright
- Congress Doesn't Really Have The Votes To Move Fast Track Forward, Everyone Starts Pointing Fingers