Opposition to ACTA swells in Europe

[IDG] A British member of the European Parliament has been given the job of evaluating the controversial ACTA agreement as more European countries shy away from the intellectual-property treaty.David Martin, from the Socialists and Democrats group, was given the job after his predecessor, French parliamentarian Kader Arif, resigned in protest at the lack of transparency surrounding ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement).
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/249456/opposition_to_acta_swells_in_europe.htmlAlso see:ACTA protests lead EU Governments to suspend endorsement of the text
Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have announced that they will delay their endorsement of a controversial trade agreement following a tide of public protest.Last month those countries and 19 other EU member states, including the UK, signed the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a signing ceremony in Japan, but the international treaty has faced criticism over the secrecy in which it was negotiated and the impact the text could have on internet freedoms.

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