According to BBC News, the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) has been rejected by the European Parliament.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Act, and many protests all around the country by people who feel that they should not be targeted in the way that they access copyrighted material.
Of course, all the big record companies and labels were on board to have the Act go through parliament, but with so much controversy, it can be hard for this to actually happen, and this has caused this outcome to happen.
So what does this mean?
Acta could still hapepn in the US. It has not been rejected there as of yet.
SOPA has been killed, but this already happened.
It is coincidental that this happened on Independence Day?