ACTA is not the end. ACTA is the beginning.

Joe McNamee von European Digital Rights kommentiert im EDRi-gram die gestrige ACTA-Entscheidung: Thank you SOPA, thank you ACTA.

Digital rights, as a political issue, has moved from the periphery to the centre of the concerns of European policy makers. Like all overnight successes, it has taken years of work. From the software patents campaign, to data retention, to Amendment 138, activists with vision, energy and commitment have spent years hoping when there was no sane reason to hope, fighting where the prospect of winning seemed absurd and working when the work seemed pointless.

ACTA is not the end. ACTA is the beginning. Thank you ACTA. Thank you activists. And thank you pro-ACTA lobbyists, without you, none of this would have been possible.