The assurance from the office of the trade commissioner, Karel De Gucht is the strongest statement on Acta (the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) to emerge from the new Commission since it took office earlier in February."We are not supporting and will not accept that an eventual Acta
agreement creates an obligation to disconnect people from the internet
because of illegal downloads," John Clancy, De Gucht's spokesman, told
ZDNet UK on Thursday.
"The 'three-strike rule' or graduated response systems are not compulsory in Europe. Different EU countries have different approaches, and we want to keep this flexibility."