ACTA faces another setback in Europe as Germany delays signing

By Jos
Feb 10, 2012
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  1. The controversial ACTA agreement is facing a new setback in Europe after the German government announced today that it won't sign the agreement, at least not for now. Other nations…

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  2. Respect to all those who didn't agreed with ACTA
  3. Just another law that no one will give a **** about it.
  4. You don't rule the internet, at least in Soviet Russia the internet rules you :))
  5. Gars

    Gars TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 228

  6. inventix1136

    inventix1136 Newcomer, in training Posts: 85   +14

    I respect to all the countries that don't agree with ACTA.

    As for the good ol' USA, what gives the administration the right to negotiate this far reaching agreement in SECRET? This has nothing to do with national security but everything to do with hiding the politicians who wrote this agreement -- they KNOW that if people knew who were the signers, the signers would be out of office so quickly that the door would not have time to hit them in their proverbial a**...
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Thank you for posting the Ars Technica link Jose.

    Its very unfortunate that the people who oppose such acts tend to follow the path of the end justifying the means. All this legislation is bad enough as it actually is written, both from an effect standpoint, and a precedent setting standpoint.

    But if you use essentially lies or incorrect information to stir up the public against the gov't, all the gov't has to do is prove that the claims of the opposition are full of lies or inaccuracies, and so they can much more easily sway the uninformed masses against the opposition.
  8. ACTA faces some SERIOUS problems in Estonia aswell. The words of priminister caused a massive outrage and protests. It is very likly that ACTA will not pass Estonia and hence european union can not pass it as well. If even one memember refuses to sign an international contract the entire union is banned from it.
  9. Stupido

    Stupido TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 58



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