Jan 102012
 

On December 19, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee voted to make the EU Legal Service Opinion on ACTA publicly available. [Click here for the full Opinion].  At the subsequent hearing on ACTA, Swedish Pirate Party MEP Christian Engström argued that “this Legal Opinion confirms the fact that ACTA is at best a borderline case. It depends very much on how it would be implemented, if it actually would be compatible with fundamental rights. So, I think there is a very strong case for asking for more authoritative guidance from the ECJ before we even consider giving consent to signing this agreement.” Click here for MEP Engström’s full floor statement.

Full full release of documents from the EU is here, and it is listed below.  It includes correspondence over the opinion, and a refusal to release the complete Legal Opinion.

 

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