Christian Engström, Pirate MEP

6 mars 2012

”Barely Legal” Would Not Be Enough To Sign ACTA

Postat i: ACTA,English,informationspolitik — Christian Engström @ 14:27
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Read the opinion piece on ACTA in Dods' Parliament Magazine

Dods’ Parliament Magazine has an opinion piece on ACTA by me, where I focus on the fact that ACTA will be pretty useless against goods counterfeiting, and that the main argument of those who are trying to push the agreement through seems to be that ”ACTA changes noting”:

Even if the European Court of Justice were to come back with a verdict of “barely legal” on ACTA’s compatibility with fundamental rights, this would not be enough. The proponents of ACTA must come forward and explain what benefits ACTA would really bring, in their opinion. And we must have an open discussion about the concerns that citizens on the streets have about ACTA’s impact on freedom on the Internet.

Read more in Dods’ Parliament Magazine

In the same issue, there are also opinion pieces on ACTA by Commissioner Karel De Gucht, the Parliament’s rapporteur David Martin (Social Democrats), and Christofer Fjellner (EPP).

3 kommentarer

  1. The last point is the most important. Fjellner and De Gucht both reasons as there was no debate whatsoever what rights that are to be protected – and not only how they should be protected. They’re both in a state of denial. For that reason alone should ACTA be rejected.

    However, if common ground is to be found it is on actual counterfeiting. I say, reject ACTA, and open new rounds of negotiations – this time transparent – and agree on a counterfeting enforcement agreement. Do not include copyright. Do not include the internet.

    Kommentar av Johan Tjäder — 6 mars 2012 @ 16:57

  2. Haha, for a moment i read Chris Dodd’s parliament magazine. For some weird reasons i associate his name with ACTA.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Dodd

    Kommentar av Samir Allioui (@SamirAllioui) — 6 mars 2012 @ 17:01

  3. The right of the EU-parliament to give consent to international treaties had to be fought for, as David Martin says. ACTA seems to be a good test of the EU-parliament’s new responsibility. Will it handle the pressure, or will it cave in?

    Kommentar av Johan Tjäder — 6 mars 2012 @ 17:02


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