Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: ACTA: The new threat to the net - Sign the petition

  1. #1
    Member luis76's Avatar
    Join Date
    28-05-2011
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    31
    Uploads
    5

    Thumbs up ACTA: The new threat to the net - Sign the petition

    To all Members of the EU Parliament:
    As concerned global citizens, we call on you to stand for a free and open Internet and reject the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which would destroy it. The Internet is a crucial tool for people around the world to exchange ideas and promote democracy. We urge you to show true global leadership and protect our rights.In days, our petition will be delivered to decision-makers in Brussels -- let's reach 2 million!

    ACTA - a global treaty - could allow corporations to censor the Internet. Negotiated in secret by a small number of rich countries and corporate powers, it would set up a shadowy new anti-counterfeiting body to allow private interests to police everything that we do online and impose massive penalties -- even prison sentences -- against people they say have harmed their business.

    Europe is deciding right now whether to ratify ACTA -- and without them, this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse. We know they have opposed ACTA before, but some members of Parliament are wavering -- let's give them the push they need to reject the treaty. Sign the petition -- we'll do a spectacular delivery in Brussels when we reach 500,000 signatures!

    Sign the petition: http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the_internet/?fp

    STOP ACTA!!

  2. #2
    Member luis76's Avatar
    Join Date
    28-05-2011
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    31
    Uploads
    5

    Re: ACTA: The new threat to the net - Sign the petition

    SUPPORT AND JOIN announced protests in your country

    What is ACTA?

    Since Spring 2007, the European Union, the United States, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Australia as well as a few other countries have been secretly negotiating a trade agreement aimed at enforcing copyright and tackling counterfeited goods (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). Specifically, leaked documents show that one of the major goal of the treaty is to force signatory countries into implementing anti file-sharing policies under the form of strong criminal sanctions.
    ACTA is one more offensive against the sharing of culture on the Internet. ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is an agreement secretly negotiated by a small "club" of like-minded countries (39 countries, including the 27 of the European Union, the United States, Japan, etc). Negotiated instead of being democratically debated, ACTA bypasses parliaments and international organizations to dictate a repressive logic dictated by the entertainment industries.

    At a time when important debates are taking place on the need to adapt copyright to the digital age, this treaty would bypass democratic processes in order to enforce a fundamentally irrelevant regulatory regime. It would profoundly alter the very nature of the Internet as we know it by by putting legal and monetary pressure on Internet service providers (in a most subtler way than in previous versions of the text), ACTA will give the music and movie industries a legal weapon to force them to police their networks and users themselves.

Similar Threads

  1. Acta works toward change in Dominican
    By OnePiece in forum MLB
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-02-2012, 20:02:29
  2. Europees ja tegen ondertekening ACTA
    By tokoroko in forum Het Laatste Satelliet TV Nieuws
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15-12-2011, 19:14:31
  3. Petition for DMC15 package (sign +1, +2...)
    By SkinArt in forum Cryptoworks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-04-2008, 09:38:31
  4. Petition for our Goldens delicious Interstar 8006
    By rifi571340 in forum English (UK)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-07-2007, 21:09:11
  5. Petition for the M5
    By txz in forum Illusion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20-02-2007, 11:12:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •