April 13, 2012 | Jim Killock

ORG welcomes David Martin MEP saying he is minded to reject ACTA

Speaking after David Martin MEP's seminar on ACTA and the UK, Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group said:

"ACTA would be a blow for democracy, and must be rejected. The EU Parliament has a duty to stand up for civil liberties and seek better proposals on copyright and patent enforcement. ACTA endangers trade in cheap medicines, as well as our free speech online.

"The [Edinburgh] debate was surprising and well-informed. We hope David Martin MEP holds firm to his views."