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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 AvatarMartin Land 18th Dec - 10:17pm
    @james Really? Have we reached that point? Local parties to be disciplined because they don't print colour leaflets? Don't use mediocre American software. What next?...
  • User AvatarRoland 18th Dec - 9:59pm
    The consideration of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, whilst limited by the practical considerations others have pointed out, they do raise an important point, namely what is...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 18th Dec - 9:53pm
    @Refitman - ' “The mess Labour left” – yep, gotten quite sick of that now.' I would if I were you, sadly the damage done...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 18th Dec - 9:52pm
    I'm sorry if it's terrible netiquette to quote oneself or repeat a post from another thread, but in the context of Lib Dem MPs and...
  • User AvatarChristopher Curd 18th Dec - 9:43pm
    Good Evening, how's u? I'm a Trade Unionist, Labour Supporter & Left Winger etc myself. I voted yes for the A. V & I've vote...
  • User AvatarSteve Way 18th Dec - 9:39pm
    Peter Black may have misread this piece Caron. He has tweeted (and it has been re-tweeted by Joe Otten) that Labour didn't turn up to...