VICTORY! ACTA Suffers Final, Humiliating Defeat In European Parliament – Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Today at 12:56, the European Parliament decided whether ACTA would be ultimately rejected or whether it would drag on into uncertainty. In a crushing 478-to-39 vote, the Parliament decided to reject ACTA once and for all. This means that the deceptive treaty is now dead globally.

This is a day of celebration. This is the day when citizens of Europe and the world won over unelected bureaucrats who were being wooed and lobbied by the richest corporations of the planet. The battleground wasn???t some administrative office, but the representatives of the people ??? the European Parliament ??? which decided in the end to do its job beautifully, and represent the people against special interests.

A time for celebration, and preparation for TPPA

The Only Thing You Need To Know About ACTA

Everybody involved in pushing and rushing through this agreement have insisted that it will mean no changes at all, won???t require any changes to law (or possibly minimal ones to trademark law, as in Sweden), and overall, insist that it???s no big deal.

At the same time, these players are throwing all their weight behind its passage. The key question that results stands out like a sore thumb:

If ACTA doesn???t change anything, why are they pushing for its passage as if their life depended on it?