Tech

Tech: ACTA About To Pass As CETA, SOPA To Pass In Chunks

ACTA had been defeated, 478 to 39, in the European Parliament. This was an astounding victory for internet freedom. As I warned at the time, this was but a single battle in what promises to be a long, drawn out conflict, made necessary by the hands of the entertainment industry. However, over the next few…

Tech: Apologies, But I’ll Be Reporting Tech

When Simon offered me the chance to cover technology for Libertarian Home, I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, (Thursday) I have been trying to figure out how best to cover all of the rather significant events that occurred just this past week. A new week is beginning, so I have decided to settle for…

ACTA Dealt Heavy Blow In EU Parliament

In case you haven’t heard, the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been rejected by the European Parliament in a vote of 478 to 39 with 165 abstaining, with the only UK MEP voting in favour being Liberal Democrat, Bill Newton Dunn. Considering this is the party of Graham Watson, the MEP who boasts about his…