Today the ACTA workshop turned out to be a catastrophy for ACTA proponents. Not because issues raised by MEP or participants were very tough, they weren’t. A toxic mix of clear cut academics speakers Geist/Geiger and then Sander and the Maastricht study butchering the agreement. We witness a slow “rottification” of ACTA. That’s my observation. Not because I want this, but I know how many other corps would appear once you go further into the details or really make a brutal case. The supporting lobby is completely in the hiding. I am listening to the third panel where it is tried to put some boring positive spin on it. I just heard that Schlegelmilch said ACTA “does not impose a new standards”, contrary what the upbeat Commission claimed all the time.