Christian Engström, Pirat

31 maj 2012

Third EU Parliament Committee Also Recommends Rejecting ACTA

Filed under: ACTA,English,informationspolitik — Christian Engström @ 12:42

LIBE, the European Parliament Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, has now voted to recommend the rejection of ACTA. This follows the votes in the ITRE and JURI committees this morning, that also recommend saying no to the ACTA agreement.

The LIBE opinion concludes that ACTA ”is incompatible with the rights enshrined in the Charter” [for Fundamental Rights], and recommends rejection.

The majority in LIBE was substantial: 36 votes in favour of the opinion, 1 vote against, and 21 abstentions. The many abstentions are due to the fact the big conservative group EPP decided to abstain.

Today’s votes are of course very positive. We now have political momentum in the European Parliament for a rejection of the treaty.

But it is far to early to open any champagne bottles. The votes in the three committees today are very good news, but they are not decisive in themselves. The final decision will be taken by the vote in plenary, which is (currently) scheduled for the beginning of July.

Before that, the Committee for Development (DEVE) will be voting on its opinion next week on June 4, and the Petitions Committee (PETI) will have a hearing on ACTA on June 19. The Committee for International Trade (INTA), which is the lead committee on the ACTA dossier, will vote on its recommendation on June 20 or 21.

It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings, and this is never more true than in EU politics.

But still, today is a good day for all of us who want to keep the free and open internet.

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Read more: Rick Falkvinge, La Quadrature du Net, ACTA-bloggen, DN, SvD, Aftonbladet

15 kommentarer

  1. That’s more than a 60 % majority. Very good! And Joe Biden is occupied campaining for office, so he won’t be here to rain on the parade.

    Kommentar av Johan Tjäder — 31 maj 2012 @ 14:55

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    Pingback av Nej till Acta i EU | Anders S Lindbäck @ Kunskapssamhället — 31 maj 2012 @ 22:07

  4. Thanks for the good work!

    Kommentar av Dennis Nilsson — 1 juni 2012 @ 1:02

  5. […] Rick Falvinge y Christian Engström lo cuentan en Three Strikes Against ACTA In European Parliament Today y Third EU Parliament Committee Also Recommends Rejecting ACTA. […]

    Pingback av Tres comités del Paralamento Europeo dicen no al Tratado ACTA « Noticias sobre economia digital — 1 juni 2012 @ 21:27

  6. […] Rick Falvinge y Christian Engström lo cuentan en Three Strikes Against ACTA In European Parliament Today y Third EU Parliament Committee Also Recommends Rejecting ACTA. […]

    Pingback av Tres comités del Parlamento Europeo dicen no al Tratado ACTA « Noticias sobre economia digital — 1 juni 2012 @ 23:48

  7. […] Rick Falvinge y Christian Engström lo cuentan en Three Strikes Against ACTA In European Parliament Today y Third EU Parliament Committee Also Recommends Rejecting ACTA. […]

    Pingback av Tres comités del Parlamento Europeo dicen no al Tratado ACTA | Noticias CEU — 2 juni 2012 @ 2:21

  8. […] Rick Falvinge y Christian Engström lo cuentan en Three Strikes Against ACTA In European Parliament Today y Third EU Parliament Committee Also Recommends Rejecting ACTA. […]

    Pingback av Tres comités del Parlamento Europeo dicen no al Tratado ACTA | Misiongeek — 2 juni 2012 @ 18:01

  9. Det förvånar mig inte alls att Alf Svensson (KD) röstade ja till ACTA i DEVE-utskottet.

    Kommentar av Johan Tjäder — 5 juni 2012 @ 0:13

  10. And thank you for a great deal of good work, Christian.🙂

    That said, we know the people pushing ACTA this far won’t just quit. We will be on these barricades for the next twenty years to fend off both ACTA and whatever contents of that treaty can be folded into future treaties, with greater obfuscation. I’d keep a weather eye open and great scrutiny aimed at any international EU treaty or directive even touching on immaterial property rights as a side effect – even should the bulk of said directive be about cod catching quotas.

    Kommentar av Scary Devil Monastery — 5 juni 2012 @ 8:48

  11. […] nu ser det faktiskt ganska ljust ut vad det gäller ACTA, men det här är ju politik, så it ain’t over until the fat lady […]

    Pingback av Europa står upp för det fria nätet – det gör vi med! | Anna Troberg — 5 juni 2012 @ 14:20

  12. @Scary Devil Monastery — 5 juni 2012 @ 8:48

    I think i have to agree here…

    Kommentar av Pedro Miguel — 5 juni 2012 @ 20:40

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    Pingback av Three Strikes Against ACTA In European Parliament Today - Falkvinge on Infopolicy — 1 juli 2012 @ 6:07


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