Acta

What the European Parliament Has Done for You Over the Past Five Years

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Although much has been achieved by the 7th legislature, the work is far from complete. Europe has yet to resume full economic growth, many banks are still ailing and millions continue to be unemployed. The results of the European elections in May will not only determine the direction the EU will take, but how it will tackle these issues.

Get Off Your SOPA box

Michael Nuciforo | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Tech
Michael Nuciforo

t's over. Thank heavens. Finally we can begin to forget those terrible four letter acronyms. Last week the ACTA bill followed the same sorry path to the rubbish bin as its American cousins SOPA and PIPA. It was the ultimate battle between good and evil...and good won...no evil did...well, somebody won?

ACTA: Deliberating Out in the Open Over an Agreement Negotiated Behind Closed Doors

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The fate of the controversial ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement will finally be decided during the July plenary when the European Parliament puts it to a vote. Without the Parliament's approval, it will not be able to enter into force in the EU.

Non-US Site Shutdown For Breaking US Law

EasyDNS | Melanie Hick | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Tech

Canadian Calvin Ayre and partners who operate the Bodog online gambling empire have been indicted in the U.S., and in a blog post Calvin Ayre confirme...

Shedding Light on a Controversial Agreement

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

If a decision has the potential to touch the lives of millions of people, the least you can do in this democratic age is conduct your deliberations out in the open, where everyone can see the arguments for and against and judge the outcome in the light of all the facts.

Melanie Hick

ACTA Could Turn Web Users To The Dark Web

HuffingtonPost.com | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Tech

We use social media, shopping sites and news sites everyday, and maybe even make sur to turn on safe search when we're on Google. But lurking bene...

Protectionism Only Serves to Stifle Innovation

Sara Kelly | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Tech
Sara Kelly

First there was the Digital Economy Act, then there was SOPA and its counterpart PIPA, and now there's the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA. Or rather, little did we know that before the Digital Economy Act was a twinkle in Peter Mandelson's eye, negotiations for ACTA were already underway.

Top Things You Need To Know About The Acta Protests

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Tech

Protesters against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) took to the streets of Europe on Sunday to protest the act which aims to streamline ...