The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) won’t be ratified in the EU, after the European Parliament voted the international piracy treaty down by 478 votes to 39. The result has been cheered by groups campaigning against it, on the grounds of its changes to copyright legislation and the secrecy of its negotiations. However, ACTA may return in a modified form. Like the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US, it has supporters keen to push it through – or something like it.
Source: GigaOm –