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E.U. Parliament Delays Vote On IP Bill Amid Growing Controversy

Law360 (November 19, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Voting on the European Union's controversial new intellectual property law has been delayed again in response to demands by a majority of the European Parliament's Judicial Affairs Committee.

Parliamentarians including Social Democrats, Liberals and Greens argued that more discussion was necessary to understand the directive's implications, ZDNet reported, citing "sources familiar with the situation."

The draft directive on the enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights was set for a vote in the European Parliament on 11 September, but was delayed until early November, then until this...
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