We are headed to a world without SOPA: EU digital chief

May 04, 2012    

Brussels: A European Commission vice president said on Friday a planned global pact to crack down on fake consumer goods and medicines and websites that break copyright laws would probably never come into force, because of strong opposition.The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which has been signed by 22 of the EU's 27 countries as well as the US and Japan is one of several to fall foul of public opinion, including the US-based draft copyright bill SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act).Even in some countries whose governments have signed ACTA, lawmakers have resisted ratifying the agreement...

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