ACTA Gets Surprising Back up by Mexico
After being rejected ACTA back in October 2011 by the Mexican Senate, just yesterday the Mexican Ambassador in Japan signed ACTA.
This contradictory act has been frowned upon already all over Twitter, Facebook and other social networks by Mexican citizens. Including a left party senator (Manilo Fabio) who tweeted about being sorry that the government had ignored an already settled issue.
An article on Tech Dirt speculates about this sudden change of heart. Along with others, the theory goes that Mexico did this in order to be accepted into TPP negotiations (Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership).
Nevertheless, ACTA is yet to be approved by the Mexican Senate for it to be valid within the country. The real result at this time is still confusing.
Mexico has now joined Australia, Canada, South Korea, Japan and other nations into signing ACTA. Despite this treaty being refuted by the European Union just last week, the final decision on ACTA is still ambivalent now that is has both new supporters and new rejecters.