ACTA referred to ECJ in bid to dispel concern (updated)

With the number of countries reviewing their position on the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement rising, the agreement is to be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union in order to assess whether it is compatible with the European Union’s fundamental rights and freedoms. Rather than resulting from concern, the move is intended to fight back against what one commissioner terms “misinformation” and “rumour”.

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