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June Deadline; To approve or disapprove ACTA.

” The European Parliament’s international trade committee has rejected a proposal by David Martin, an MEP who is drafting the Parliament’s position on ACTA. Martin wanted to ask the European Court of Justice for its opinion on the controversial anti-piracy treaty, but the committee decided yesterday that wasn’t needed and will now vote in June on whether to approve ACTA. Opponents of the treaty see the development as a victory.

In a February announcement, EU trade chief Karel De Gucht said that following discussion with fellow Commissioners, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) would be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The treaty, which is aimed at harmonizing global copyright enforcement globally, has largely been formulated behind closed doors and its critics fear it will only lead to censorship and surveillance of Internet users.

The plan was to ask the ECJ to look at ACTA and decide if it conflicts with the EU’s fundamental rights and freedoms, including freedom of expression and right to privacy.

Separately, David Martin, a UK MEP who is drafting the Parliament’s position on ACTA, made a proposal to put ACTA before the European Court of Justice to get its opinion, but the committee decided yesterday that wasn’t needed and will now vote in June on whether to approve ACTA.

The European Parliament’s trade committee rejected the plan with 21 MEPs voting against, 5 in favor and 2 abstention. This means that ACTA could now be put before Parliament in a matter of months. Had ACTA been immediately referred to Europe’s highest court, it would have meant a delay of one, maybe two years.

This, according to activists, would have dampened the momentum of their anti-ACTA work which reached unprecedented levels and Europe-wide protests earlier this year.

“Referring ACTA to the court is no substitute for the political procedure needed to check this agreement and determine democratically whether its entry into force is in the European interest,” said Pirate Party MEP and Shadow rapporteur on ACTA for the GreensAmelia Andersdotter.

“Only a democratic ratification process via the European and national parliaments is able to provide such a judgment, and we therefore welcome today’s decision to continue with this process,” she concluded.

ACTA will now be pushed through committees in the European Parliament during April and May and then to a final full Parliament vote at its June plenary session.

“If ACTA dies in European Parliament, then it’s a permakill, and the monopoly lobbies will have to start fighting uphill,” said Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge in a comment. “If ACTA passes, the same monopolists get tons of new powers to use, and close the door for the foreseeable future behind the legislators for a very necessary reform of the copyright and patent monopolies.”

After its existence was first discovered by the public in 2008 after documents were uploaded to Wikileaks, ACTA’s opponents now have just 10 weeks to pull out the stops.” This article is a fan duplication, you can view the entire article and it’s related comments at TorrentFreak.com or just click HERE!

Apple Related

Free iDevice IOS Apps/Games:

As we all wait in anticipation for March 7th and the release of the new iPad 3, is it not a nice thought, that in this vast world of consumer retail and economics. There are still wee glimmers of Free Stuff  in the form of Paid apps for Free. So without too much waffle, let’s dive straight in.

Death Rider HD – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 15 February 2012
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 22.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Geek Beach Ltd
  • © Geek Beach 2011
Rated 9+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

  • Price: $2.99 (€2.39) – Now FREE

Description:

It’s a race to the death, literally! Forget who wins, it’s who survives that counts. This awesome 3D racer has big cars, even bigger guns and huge bounties to fight for… if you can survive that is.

– Stunning 3D graphics
– 10 cars to choose from with RPG’s, Heat-seekers and many more
– Blast your way through races and blow the competition away
– Tilt and wheel steering controls
– Amazing gameplay that will keep you challenged for hours.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Extraction: Project Outbreak – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 28 February 2012
  • Version: 1.40
  • Size: 65.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Chillingo Ltd
  • © Shortround Games
Rated 9+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE

Description:

Experience this explosive top-down 3D shooter inspired by retro classics and designed specifically for a touch screen. Clandestine government experiments on military personnel and POW’s have gone wrong, unleashing an outbreak of infected soldiers on the area surrounding the secret facility.

You play a hardened Private Military Contractor, drafted in to exterminate the infected. Featuring a unique one-finger control system, incredible visuals, a variety of weapons, four game modes, upgrades and more, Extraction will blow you away.

• STUNNING VISUALS
Extraction has been built from the ground up using a Fully 3D Engine to deliver a completely immersive experience.

• EPIC CAMPAIGN
Play through the story driven single player campaign that lasts 4-5 hours. Uncover the government secret and find out the real reasons behind the outbreak.

• MULTIPLE GAME MODES
Four game modes: Extermination, Rescue, Repair and Escort.

• EXPLOSIVE WEAPONRY
Ten high-powered weapons from the Desert Eagle to ultra-destructive Heavy Machine Guns each with incredible upgrades to unlock. Plus, four special weapons with intuitive control mechanics.

• SUPER SOLDIER
Earn XP and spend it on upgrading your character’s armor, melee skills and much more. Become the ultimate one man army.

SEE THE VIDEO FOR SOME EXCELLENT ACTION:

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Age of Pinballs – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 09 February 2012
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 203 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: ASK HOMEWORK
  • © 2011 ASK Homework. All rights reserved

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE

Description

NB: This app is free for a month and the income of In-Apps during this time will be offered to the developers deceased co-worker’s family. Help support them. And Our condolences from all at Zuphorian.

Pinball era of 80’s has been ended with 7 different pinball tables (Theme Park, Angry River, Spaceman, Caveman, Wizard, Zombie Invasion and Cleopatra).

A new pinball era is coming with newer pinball tables from 90’s. This new era brings a new name, AGE OF PINBALLS and such features as ramps, combos, holes and multipliers for example.

REVIEW
Overall, this is just as awesome as the developer’s previous release, Ball Towers HD, but it is much easier to play. It is pinball at its finest. The graphics are stunning and the action is highly responsive. There are five different types of games, so if you are a fan of pinball, this app will leave you drooling for more.
– Appadvice.com

FEATURES
– 8 different camera views
– Real-life physics with 3D movement and collision calculation
– Highly detailed 3D graphics
– 100% compatibility with iOS 5
– Retina Display support on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
– Special effects (glass and shadow)
– 5 challenging game modes (Classic Pinball, Hardcore Pinball, Running Ball, Checkpoint Mode, Target Shooting)
– Various in-apps (Flipper Pack, Ball Pack, Blocking Gate, Retro SFX and Used Table for 80’s and Drain Blocker and 5 Balls for 90’s)

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

90 in 1 : APPZILLA! – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: 02 February 2012
  • Version: 3.2
  • Size: 55.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
  • Developer: Fossil Software LLC
  • © 2010 Fossil Software, LLC
Rated 9+ for the following:

  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

  • Price: $0.99 (€0.79) – Now FREE

Description:

RARRR!! 90 apps in 1 is here!! That’s right, the best-selling bundle app for iPhone/iPod/iPad adds 10 more apps and new features like an iPod Alarm Clock! We’ve made tons of user-suggested improvements! Download today while on sale! 5 star reviews keep the updates coming!

APPZILLA gives you 90 Apps for the price of 1! You won’t find another bundle app of equal quantity or quality ANYWHERE in the app store.

#1 Top Paid Utility – June (and still going!)
#2 Top Paid App in ALL categories – March/August and Janurary
#1 Top Paid App in over 50 countries!

90 in 1 : APPZILLA INCLUDES THESE APPS:

✓ (NEW!) Lyrics Search Engine
✓ (NEW!) Loan Calculator
✓ (NEW!) Holidays
✓ (NEW!) Date Calculator
✓ (NEW!) Amazing Facts
✓ (NEW!) Reverse Dictionary
✓ (NEW!) Rhymes With
✓ (NEW!) Walk N Type
✓ (NEW!) US Health
✓ (NEW!) Bleep Button
✓ (NEW!) GoogBuzz

CHECK OUT THE VID BELOW!

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Movie360:My Movies,My Life! – [ Download Here ]

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2012
  • Version: 0.9.1
  • Size: 9.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese
  • Seller: Xu Hao
  • © PinGuo Inc.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

  • Price: $2.99 (€2.79) – Now FREE

Description:

Created by the passionate group of Camera360, Movie360 is a Phone Filming App. with real-time filming function. Memories, Sketch, Elegancy, Charm, Magic, Silence, Jelly, Aesthetic, Jewelry, Coldness, Love, Sweet, and Bloom, with these 13 effects, and distinguishing “Pause” function, Movie360 makes it possible for you to record the whole fantastic movie without any trash part at one go. It also can save 1/2 memory space for you by decreasing size of movie files.
Easier, better, and wonderful, Movie360 can make you a cool life director.

Features of Movie360:
No.1 No trash fragments! Great “Pause” function makes it easier to switch effects.
No.2 13 EFFECTs to choose, Memories, Sketch, Elegancy, Charm, Magic, Silence, Jelly, Aesthetic, Jewelry, Coldness, Love, Sweet, and Bloom. At least, one of them will attract you.
No.3 Effects can be switched at anytime during recording, when you think your movie is more fantastic with another effect.
No.4 Movies are displayed on 3D scroll interface, and it is your own cinema. 
No.5 Just 1/2 of the Normal one, Files of Movie360 are much smaller. By the way, recording time can last as long as two hours.

Check Out The Vid Below!

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

TOTAL APP/GAME SAVING: $8.95 – [€7.55]

NJOY !

Resources: AppShopper, Download there app ‘Here‘. & FAAD – [Free App A Day]. & App Dream.