Die EU, die Schweiz und Mexiko werden das Copyright-Abkommen ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ein Abkommen über unter anderem Urheberrecht im Digitalen Zeitalter) an diesem Wochenende nicht unterzeichnen. Da müssen noch ein paar interne Dingse geregelt werden und aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben, aber: Immerhin.
"The EU has not yet completed its internal procedures authorising the signature, therefore it will not be signing ACTA at this event," the Commission spokesperson said in a statement. "Neither will Mexico and Switzerland, since they did not conclude their domestic proceedings."
"For the EU, the domestic process for signature is that the Council [of Ministers] adopts a decision authorising a EU representative to sign ACTA. Since this required the translation of the treaty in all the EU languages, such decision has not yet been adopted. It may still require a couple of months for the EU to be able to sign ACTA. After the signature, the European Parliament will have to vote its consent of ACTA," it said.
According to a statement from the Japanese Government the EU will have until 1 May 2013 to sign the agreement.