Bulgaria and the Netherlands withdraw support for ACTA

By Leeky
Feb 16, 2012
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  1. The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has lost more support in Europe after Bulgaria and the Netherlands refused to sign the treaty citing concerns regarding privacy and human rights. They…

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Booster Posts: 991   +82

    Soon Romania will do the same.
  3. Once again we show,that in EU corporations don't control governments
    "Land of the free".............NOT
  4. GOOD. This is what should happen to ACTA just because of what it is and also because of how it started... in SECRET.
  5. Two of the weeniest nations withdraw their support ... Next headline will be "Belgium and Romania withdraw support", for another set of irrelevant chums.

    ACTA is a bad idea and it is surprising that only token members of the EU are coming to their senses ... will the rest of EU look up to those inepts or will they succumb to USA's pressure ? It is sad that irrelevant minors have to point the way for the other members.
  6. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 186

    first occupy wallstreet and now these public demonstrations against censorship, I bet certain governments are getting pretty scared right now by evidence that the masses are thinking for themselves.
  7. Maybe there is still hope for the integrity of these countries; good for them!
  8. If you don't know about "secret organizations", especially those responsible for SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, do your homework!They WILL control what you do, view, watch and post online...eventually! Rules that inhibit your rights to freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of speech. Public outcry will be such that civil wars ensue. Unless we stand up to them! There's a right way and a wrong way to fight against piracy and the like. This ain't one of them.
  9. In the end I believe than Poland will sign this crap. We always give the USA what they want. It happened on countless occasions since 1989. We get BIG f****** nothing in return except more empty promises or no promises at all. That is how politics works in Poland if Big Brother from USA ask for something. 50 years under Red Big Brother in Moscow now 20 and counting under BB in Washington. I just want to sing, Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles. German consent is paramount for Yank Corporations. But Germany say big GTFO. Thank heavens!.


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