ACTA (Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement) seemed sure to sneak by public reaction until last week when protests broke out across Europe. Now Germany has thrown a huge wrench into the machine by refusing to sign the agreement. Passage requires a unanimous approval by all 27 EU members. ACTA is the international version of SOPA/PIPA proposed anti-piracy laws that have been soundly defeated in the US which, by the way, had approved ACTA.
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