Stop ACTA ! [Edit : VICTORY !]"Dear all,Stop ACTA ! [Edit : VICTORY !]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am delighted to be able to inform you that ACTA has just been defeated in the plenary session of the European Parliament by 478 votes to 39, with 165 abstentions. Which represents the biggest defeat of a legislative proposal from the Commission ever.
An earlier attempt by the pro-ACTA MEPs to postpone the vote was defeated.
This is an excellent result which is a testament to the very impressive campaign of people power against ACTA which saw millions sign petitions, thousands taking to the streets and contacting their MEPs.
The Commission has indicated that it will continue with their case in the European Court of Justice and will most likely attempt to get Parliament's consent on a modified version of ACTA in the future. So we need to keep up the campaign.
Anti-SOPA campaign has been pretty violent (and effective !) but it is no time to give up !!
ACTA is on its way, and it is NOT a European-only version of SOPA ! Any country in the world