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    ACTA Doubts Rampant In Europe; Industry Call For “Reasoned Assessment”

    Published on 13 February 2012 @ 11:48 pm

    By , Intellectual Property Watch

    Europeans came out by the thousands this week to protest the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), as it goes before the parliament and the remaining governments that have not yet signed on. But a large number of industry associations sent a letter pushing officials to carefully consider the agreement before dismissing it under popular pressure.

    The past weekend saw large protests throughout Europe, according to the Access Now website and numerous news and social media reports.

    Recently elected European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Sunday criticised the agreement, according to sources. Schulz said in an interview on German television network ARD: “I don’t find it good in its current form.”

    A new Member of Parliament, David Martin of the ECR group, has been appointed to handle the ACTA in the European Parliament after the recent resignation of the MEP Kader Arif in protest against the agreement.

    Twenty-two of the 27 European Union members have signed the agreement, but in recent days, several EU members including Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and now Germany questioning the agreement, which many say was negotiated in secrecy.

    The first European Parliament debate on ACTA is expected to take place in the Committee on International Trade (INTA) on 29 February, and a workshop on the content of the agreement is planned for 1 March, according to the European Publishers Council.

    Nearly 50 industry associations sent a letter [pdf] to national ministers and members of European Parliament pleading with them to disregard misinformation flying around in recent weeks and calling instead for a “calm and reasoned assessment of the facts.”

    “ACTA is good for Europe,” said a copy of the letter to ministers (the parliament letter was nearly identical) circulated by the European Publishers Council. “ACTA will have no negative consequences as it does not depart from EU law.”

    Signatories include some of the largest trade associations across Europe concentrated on intellectual property rights. The letter says they collectively represent thousands of European companies of all sizes and millions of workers in dozens of sectors.

    William New may be reached at wnew@ip-watch.ch.

     

    Comments

    1. IFPI acusa a la oposición contra ACTA de “silenciar el proceso democrático” says:

      [...] y sus aliados utilizan la misma estrategia para presionar a los miembros del Parlamento Europeo.IP Watch publica en su blog una carta enviada a los parlamentarios europeos titulada “YES to ACTA”, [...]

    2. IFPI acusa a la oposición contra ACTA de “silenciar el proceso democrático” #iMapas says:

      [...] y sus aliados utilizan la misma estrategia para presionar a los miembros del Parlamento Europeo.IP Watch publica en su blog una carta enviada a los parlamentarios europeos titulada “YES to ACTA”, [...]

    3. IFPI acusa a la oposición contra ACTA de “silenciar el proceso democrático” | TECNOLOGIA Y NOTICIAS says:

      [...] IP Watch publica en su blog una carta enviada a los parlamentarios europeos titulada “YES to ACTA”, misma que es firmada por varias organizaciones pro-endurecimiento de las leyes de propiedad intelectual como IFPI, GEMA, INTA, BREIN, IRMA — y que son responsables del lobby de draconianas leyes y acciones anti-internet como IPRED2, HADOPI y Ley Sinde por mencionar algunas. Durante las dos últimas semanas, hemos visto un ataque coordinado contra instituciones democráticas como el Parlamento Europeo y los gobiernos nacionales en relación al ACTA. Los firmantes de esta carta y sus miembros se oponen ante tales intentos de silenciar el proceso democrático. En cambio, hacemos un llamado para una evaluación calmada y razonada en base a hechos y no a la desinformación que circula. Una reacción considerada es más importante que nunca, en un tiempo donde muchos fuera de Europa dudan de la habilidad de actuar en conjunto de las instituciones de la Unión Europea y sus Estados Miembros. [...]

    4. IFPI acusa a oposición contra ACTA de “silenciar el proceso democrático” - La Isla Buscada says:

      [...] IP Watch publica en su blog una carta enviada a los parlamentarios europeos titulada “YES to ACTA”, misma que es firmada por varias organizaciones pro-endurecimiento de las leyes de propiedad intelectual como IFPI, GEMA, INTA, BREIN, IRMA — y que son responsables del lobby de draconianas leyes y acciones anti-internet como IPRED2, HADOPI y Ley Sinde por mencionar algunas. Durante las dos últimas semanas, hemos visto un ataque coordinado contra instituciones democráticas como el Parlamento Europeo y los gobiernos nacionales en relación al ACTA. Los firmantes de esta carta y sus miembros se oponen ante tales intentos de silenciar el proceso democrático. En cambio, hacemos un llamado para una evaluación calmada y razonada en base a hechos y no a la desinformación que circula. Una reacción considerada es más importante que nunca, en un tiempo donde muchos fuera de Europa dudan de la habilidad de actuar en conjunto de las instituciones de la Unión Europea y sus Estados Miembros. [...]

    5. IFPI acusa a oposición contra ACTA de “silenciar el proceso democrático” says:

      [...] IP Watch publica en su blog una carta enviada a los parlamentarios europeos titulada “YES to ACTA”, misma que es firmada por varias organizaciones pro-endurecimiento de las leyes de propiedad intelectual como IFPI, GEMA, INTA, BREIN, IRMA — y que son responsables del lobby de draconianas leyes y acciones anti-internet como IPRED2, HADOPI y Ley Sinde por mencionar algunas. Durante las dos últimas semanas, hemos visto un ataque coordinado contra instituciones democráticas como el Parlamento Europeo y los gobiernos nacionales en relación al ACTA. Los firmantes de esta carta y sus miembros se oponen ante tales intentos de silenciar el proceso democrático. En cambio, hacemos un llamado para una evaluación calmada y razonada en base a hechos y no a la desinformación que circula. Una reacción considerada es más importante que nunca, en un tiempo donde muchos fuera de Europa dudan de la habilidad de actuar en conjunto de las instituciones de la Unión Europea y sus Estados Miembros. [...]

    6. IFPI acusa a oposición contra ACTA de “silenciar el proceso democrático” | Jobbr es says:

      [...] IP Watch publica en su blog una carta enviada a los parlamentarios europeos titulada “YES to ACTA”, misma que es firmada por varias organizaciones pro-endurecimiento de las leyes de propiedad intelectual como IFPI, GEMA, INTA, BREIN, IRMA — y que son responsables del lobby de draconianas leyes y acciones anti-internet como IPRED2, HADOPI y Ley Sinde por mencionar algunas. Durante las dos últimas semanas, hemos visto un ataque coordinado contra instituciones democráticas como el Parlamento Europeo y los gobiernos nacionales en relación al ACTA. Los firmantes de esta carta y sus miembros se oponen ante tales intentos de silenciar el proceso democrático. En cambio, hacemos un llamado para una evaluación calmada y razonada en base a hechos y no a la desinformación que circula. Una reacción considerada es más importante que nunca, en un tiempo donde muchos fuera de Europa dudan de la habilidad de actuar en conjunto de las instituciones de la Unión Europea y sus Estados Miembros. [...]

    7. IFPI acusa a oposición contra ACTA de “silenciar el proceso democrático” | TECNOLOGIA Y NOTICIAS says:

      [...] IP Watch publica en su blog una carta enviada a los parlamentarios europeos titulada “YES to ACTA”, misma que es firmada por varias organizaciones pro-endurecimiento de las leyes de propiedad intelectual como IFPI, GEMA, INTA, BREIN, IRMA — y que son responsables del lobby de draconianas leyes y acciones anti-internet como IPRED2, HADOPI y Ley Sinde por mencionar algunas. Durante las dos últimas semanas, hemos visto un ataque coordinado contra instituciones democráticas como el Parlamento Europeo y los gobiernos nacionales en relación al ACTA. Los firmantes de esta carta y sus miembros se oponen ante tales intentos de silenciar el proceso democrático. En cambio, hacemos un llamado para una evaluación calmada y razonada en base a hechos y no a la desinformación que circula. Una reacción considerada es más importante que nunca, en un tiempo donde muchos fuera de Europa dudan de la habilidad de actuar en conjunto de las instituciones de la Unión Europea y sus Estados Miembros. [...]

    8. IFPI acusa a oposición contra ACTA de “silenciar el proceso democrático” says:

      [...] IP Watch publica en su blog una carta enviada a los parlamentarios europeos titulada “YES to ACTA”, misma que es firmada por varias organizaciones pro-endurecimiento de las leyes de propiedad intelectual como IFPI, GEMA, INTA, BREIN, IRMA — y que son responsables del lobby de draconianas leyes y acciones anti-internet como IPRED2, HADOPI y Ley Sinde por mencionar algunas. Durante las dos últimas semanas, hemos visto un ataque coordinado contra instituciones democráticas como el Parlamento Europeo y los gobiernos nacionales en relación al ACTA. Los firmantes de esta carta y sus miembros se oponen ante tales intentos de silenciar el proceso democrático. En cambio, hacemos un llamado para una evaluación calmada y razonada en base a hechos y no a la desinformación que circula. Una reacción considerada es más importante que nunca, en un tiempo donde muchos fuera de Europa dudan de la habilidad de actuar en conjunto de las instituciones de la Unión Europea y sus Estados Miembros. [...]

    9. Intersect Alert February 19, 2012 | SLA San Francisco Bay Region Chapter says:

      [...] ACTA Doubts Rampant In Europe; Industry Call For “Reasoned Assessment” “Europeans came out by the thousands this week to protest the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), as it goes before the parliament and the remaining governments that have not yet signed on. But a large number of industry associations sent a letter pushing officials to carefully consider the agreement before dismissing it under popular pressure.” http://www.ip-watch.org/2012/02/13/acta-doubts-rampant-in-europe-industry-call-for-%e2%80%9creasoned… [...]


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