When you put a music producer, a lawyer, an ISP representative and a game developer in a panel and ask them to discuss the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA you’d expect a heated debate. Such a clash between content creators who’d welcome the agreement as a means to fight off piracy and technologists who fear the treaty will end the free flow of information can only end in a dogfight.


But not in Amsterdam.


In a discussion hosted by the Institute of Information Law, University of Amsterdam and the SAE Institute the verdict was unanimous: Stop ACTA.