It seems there is a santa about this time of year http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121219/15502521443/eu-officially-pronounces-acta-dead-as-commission-withdraws-court-justice-assessment.shtml
In case you weren't sure yet, ACTA is now pretty officially dead in the EU. While it was mostly dead back in July, when the EU Parliament vociferously rejected ACTA, the EU Commission, who had helped negotiate the treaty, still held out hope that it would be vindicated by the EU Court of Justice. As you may recall, to try to appease those arguing against ACTA, the EU commissioner with responsibility for the treaty, Karel De Gucht, had submitted the agreement to the EU Court of Justice for a determination on whether or not it really went against EU laws, and he had insisted that even with the Parliament's rejection that he would push forward with that case.
Except... months later, the EU Commission has quietly dropped its request for the EU Court of Justice to weigh in, more or less putting that final nail in the coffin for ACTA in the EU.
All's well that ends well