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Finland delays approving ACTA

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2012 1:35 User comments (6)

Finland delays approving ACTA Finland decides to wait on European Union.
The Finnish government has said it is postponing the approval of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in the country until the European Union clearly backs the treaty.

Last month, the European Commission referred the controversial treaty to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to be examined. The court will probe whether provisions in ACTA infringe on freedom of speech, or any fundamental rights afforded to citizens of all states in the European Union.

The decision to send ACTA to the ECJ actually came after the European Council (consisting of the head of state/government of each of the 27 member states of the European Union) unanimously backed it at a summit in December.

The referral to the ECJ was in response to protests and opposition to ACTA in EU member states.

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6 user comments

113.3.2012 12:00

FINALLY! Someone took a breath, stood back, is actually reading the thing & didn't cave in to greed or the heavy handed industries that benefit solely from the use of this legislation.

Small miracles will never cease.


213.3.2012 19:10

Here's hoping the ECJ acts properly.
They have a fairly good track record of standing up for the little guy against Gov's & corporations.

314.3.2012 18:31

Pressure from the U.N. to approve will be enormous.

415.3.2012 4:32

Originally posted by Blessedon:
Pressure from the U.N. to approve will be enormous.
The UN is united nations.

This treaty is only form the USA when an outside country wants to do a free trade agreement with the USA.

so has nothing to do with the UN.

515.3.2012 4:35

Originally posted by Interestx:
Here's hoping the ECJ acts properly.
They have a fairly good track record of standing up for the little guy against Gov's & corporations.
It'll probably be altered but passed on the altered version as the USA won't allow trade between itself and another country if they don't sign the ACTA.

It's about protecting USA companies from people or out side USA companies from stealing and using USA companies products or designs.

The whole piracy thing is only a tiny bit.

616.3.2012 5:15

http://www.newsnet14.com/?p=94352

Originally posted by xtago:
The UN is united nations.

This treaty is only form the USA when an outside country wants to do a free trade agreement with the USA.

so has nothing to do with the UN.


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