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Catherine Bearder MEP writes… Lib Dem MEPs kill ACTA

After careful consideration, Lib Dem MEPs have decided to reject the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in the European Parliament. There is now a majority in the Parliament that will reject the ratification of this plurilateral treaty originally designed to establish international standards for intellectual property rights.

So why do we reject ACTA?

In principle, Lib Dems support the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) and the fight against counterfeiting – in particular when it comes to dangerous counterfeit medicines, electronics and toys. But we are also champions of fundamental rights and freedoms and we must weigh up carefully between the need to …

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  • User AvatarSimon Boyd 30th May - 9:12am
    We need to relook at the policy against any development of airports in the SE -- the needs of the British economy and the competitiveness...
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    But "3rd choice" Aaron Aardvark will always outpoll "1st choice" Zebedee Zukowsky.
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    Conservative home has a very interesting analysis of the South West election result http://www.conservativehome.com/parliament/2015/05/battlegrounds-revisited-2-the-south-west.html Jenny Barnes 29th May '15 - 4:37pm Many thanks to this...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 30th May - 8:55am
    Me OK then, could you please point out some situation in some other country which proves your point, That was not a rhetorical question, Phyllis....
  • User AvatarMark 30th May - 8:55am
    Quite sensible from both. Phyllis: what would you have FIFA do, expel every country that has ongoing territorial conflicts or human rights issues? Fifa would...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 30th May - 8:50am
    expats Matthew Huntbach 29th May ’15 – 12:13pm …………….. We need coherent and rational politics which no-one is offering right now…………… Perhaps but with the...
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