European Parliament Overwhelmingly Rejects ACTA 478 – 39

After years of tension and drama surrounding the infamous secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a vote by the European Parliament seems to have sealed it’s fate. This morning, the European Parliament has voted 478 against the agreement, 39 for the agreement and 165 abstained.

European International Trade Committee Defeats ACTA (19 to 12)

The European International Trade Committee this morning has voted to defeat ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). The vote was reportedly going to be close, but ultimately, the vote confirms a string of past defeats in past committees and is now bound for the European Parliament.