European trade committee votes to reject piracy treaty
Posted in: Government & Policy at 22/06/2012 14:05
MEPs on a key European parliamentary committee have voted to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) by 19 votes to 12.
Many regard it as the deathblow for the controversial treaty because the trade committee formally recommends how to vote to the wider parliament.
The European Parliament vote is due to take place in July.
Acta aims to tighten rules on both online and offline piracy but has attracted many critics.
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