July 04, 2012 | Jim Killock

ACTA victory!

Responding to the ACTA vote, Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group said:

"This is a tremendous victory for the movement, for democracy and for every European citizen that has demanded that their rights be respected.

"ACTA must be abandoned. The Commission must drop its calls to try again.

"ORG would like to thank the thousands of activists from the UK that helped persuade MEPs to stand up for democracy."

The vote 478 against, 39 in favour with 165 abstentions.