Hollywood Pushing EU To Sign ACTA Before It Has A Chance To Study The Legal Implications
by Mike Masnick
in Techdirt, 6 May 2011
Masnick cites an article that first appeared on iptegrity.com
Michael Geist points us to the news that a bunch of lobbyists (mostly driven by Hollywood
interests, it appears) are pressuring the European Parliament to just sign ACTA already.
*To view my article go to Hollywood presses European Parliament to sign ACTA
It appears that they're realizing that there's growing opposition to ACTA and serious concerns by some
in the Parliament about just how much of an impact ACTA will have, and (most importantly)
whether or not ACTA itself conforms with European law. The letter takes the usual IP bully tact of
making totally ridiculous claims, such as saying that not signing it now would mean that it would
"weaken the position of the EU viv-a-vis its international trading partners."