It seems that another EU committee has voted against adopting ACTA, the so-called Anti counterfeiting trade agreement that would effectively grant control of large swathes of the internet to the whims of large corporates and the copyright industry. Except of course that ACTA went much further than Internet censorship, and covered all counterfeiting, allowing customs to adopt powers to check your bags for pirated content or manufactured items.
ACTA still has to go for a final vote but it looks hopeful that the EU parliament will vote it out, at least this time around.
The interesting thing is that all EU committees that have discussed this dreadful treaty have voted and advised against its adoption, which suggests that somewhere in the bowels of the EU there remain some people who have not yet been bought out and are prepared to defy the EU commission.
The most worrying thing is that the UK signed up to this treaty way back at the start, before it had been discussed outside the secret sessions or even had its provisions made public. That amply demonstrates the colours of our government and what they think of our freedom.