After MegaUpload received a fatality at the hands of Homeland Security, it was looking as if SOPA and PIPA weren’t needed after all to strike fear into the hearts of gamers, movie goers and music aficionados alike. Well, score another win for internet citizens as ACTA is as good as dead…in Europe that is.
A reader tipped us off to the recent news that ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement — a multinational trade agreement that was just as vile as other copyright infringement security establishments, such as CISPA — is dead in the water…in Europe.
The ACTA treaty would basically give undefined control and authority over the censorship and dictation on the flow of information and free speech. (Read more)