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ACTA is completely, finally, no-turning-back dead-and-buried in Europe, with the European Commission admitting that there is “no realistic chance” of the treaty being adopted in Europe. The frank assessment of the future of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was made as the EC withdrew its request that the European Court of …

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I would not be surprised

If Australia does ratify the treaty. It is after all the kind of thing that fuckwit Steve Conroy dreams about.

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There will be others and they will keep coming until they get the decision they want...

Bit like the Irish EU referendum.

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Toddlers

Sadly correct, if the decision you get isn't the one you want, keep asking the question until it is.

It is just a matter of time until this act's bastard offspring surfaces and gets ratified.

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Meanwhile

The US continues to press their anti-counterfeiting agenda. Referring to reproduction gold coins sold on eBay as "simply a unique form of domestic terrorism." the US Secret Service (who is pressing these charges) will continue plying their agenda without ACTA. They appear to be pretty good at pressuring other governments to see things their way too.

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Go

Woohoo

…And stay dead!

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unfortunately it's not over yet...

"ACTA" as such might be dead and buried but its contents is risen back copypasta-style in the form of CETA and TPP:

see

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/10/ceta-replicates-acta

https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

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ACTA == Hydra

Chop off one head and two more grow in its place.

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Unified, world wide anti-piracy legislation needs to be adopted

ACTA was close but could use some tweaks. In addition there should be world wide agreement on mandated punishment of 2 years in prison plus a high fine - as Japan has imposed. While this will not stop piracy, it will reduce it by geting a lot of scum off the streets and in prison where they belong.

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Re: Unified, world wide anti-piracy legislation needs to be adopted

Wow sounds like AO but he never hides his identity when he is ranting against the dreaded freetards.

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Re: Unified, world wide anti-piracy legislation needs to be adopted

>geting a lot of scum off the streets and in prison where they belong.

Hope this is sarcasm and a joke. Personally I have much less of a problem with the civil courts garnishing wages and assets than as a hard working tax payer having to pay to incarcerate some idiot caught downloading Gangnam tyvm. Stacking up a large % of the population in private prisons where slave labor is allowed may be great for some well connected people but is one aspect here in the US we don't need to encourage any more of.

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So far, only Japan

Wot, not even USA?

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ACTA is evil. Thus it may return.

The minds thay hatched ACTA, and the deep purses that funded/lobbied it through are still around.

Vigilance, etc..

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