Christian Engström, Pirat

24 november 2010

ACTA resolution failed

Filed under: ACTA,English,informationspolitik — Christian Engström @ 13:24

The resolution on ACTA was narrowly defeated

The European Parliament just narrowly failed to adopt a joint resolution demanding that the Commission should clarify and assess the consequences of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ACTA. The numbers were 306 in favour, 322 against, and 26 abstentions.

The resolution had been put forward by the Green group (including the Pirate Party), the Social Democrats, the Liberals and the Left.

A resolution from the Green group (where I was one of the co-signatories) was also defeated.

Instead, an alternative resolution by the Christian Democrat group EPP and the Conservative group was carried. This resolution basically welcomes what the negotiators have been doing so far, without placing any specific demands on the Commission for further clarifications or assessments.

This was a defeat, but it is far from the final word on the issue. The resolution has no formal effect at all, but is merely an expression of how the Parliament feels.

The deciding vote will (probably) be some time early next year, when the Parliament will be asked to give its consent to the agreement. If we get a no vote then, the agreement will be scrapped.

The vote today was a reminder that we will have to continue working hard to get more information on the effects on ACTA so that the European Parliament can make an informed decision in the final consent vote.

The site is continuously updated with news about what is happening, and information about what you can do to help.


Update: Corrected the link to the joint resolution

Andra som skriver on ACTA: Henrik Alexandersson, ACTA-bloggen, Vänsterpartiet, Laquadrature du net, netzpolitik (tyska), SvD

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7 kommentarer

  1. Mer läsning:

    Kommentar av Rikard — 24 november 2010 @ 13:31

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    Pingback av ACTA setback in Parliament | Rick Falkvinge (PP) — 24 november 2010 @ 16:12

  4. Otroligt att alla tidigare framsteg, och det senaste framsteget, läs Kunskapssamhället för alla, som mänskligheten gjort/gör, bekämpats/bekämpas med sådan frenesi av sådana som inte vill ha några framsteg.

    Tack Christian, och ni alla andra engagerade, för att ni viger era liv åt detta.

    I framtidens historieböcker kommer man att skriva om denna period, som vi idag skriver om etablerandet av boktryckarkonsten.

    Kommentar av Dennis Nilsson — 25 november 2010 @ 4:30

  5. The MEPs from the Dutch PVV and British UKID did not vote at all.

    The PVV MEPs would have voted for the proposal (against ACTA), but they left because of some name calling dispute:

    The dispute involved a UKID MEP. Does anyone know whether they left because of the dispute as well and what they would have voted? The 4 PVV MEPs with the 12 UKID MEPs would be enough to make the vote even.

    It seems like ACTA is getting through because our MEPs prioritize calling people fascists above representing the European people.

    Kommentar av BertBert — 25 november 2010 @ 11:53

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    Pingback av Lövin Schmidt och Wikström svek uppgörelsen om ACTA « Jöran Fagerlund — 25 november 2010 @ 12:43

  7. […] Y lo malo es que en el Parlamento Europeo tampoco van mucho mejor las cosas, ya que parece dispuesto a abrirle las puertas al tratado ACTA, aunque en este caso aún puede haber remedio. […]

    Pingback av La neutralidad de la Red vuelve al senado español | Las mejores web en español — 30 november 2010 @ 0:39

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