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