The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement threatens the free use and openness of the internet. In the name of copyright protection ISPs and websites will have more power to track what we do online, and be forced to report our activities to the authorities.
EU Rapporteur's resignation
Kader Arif, European parliament's rapporteur for ACTA, resigned from his position on 26 January 2012 denouncing the treaty "in the strongest possible manner" for having "no inclusion of civil society organizations, a lack of transparency from the start of the negotiations, repeated postponing of the signature of the text without an explanation being ever given, [and] exclusion of the EU Parliament's demands that were expressed on several occasions in [the] assembly," concluding with his intent to "send a strong signal and alert the public opinion about this unacceptable situation" and refusal to "take part in this masquerade."
The European Parliament still has to approve ACTA for it to go into effect around the world. If they vote NO, then ACTA will be effectively dismantled -- even in countries that have already signed it. We helped bring down SOPA and PIPA, now let's turn the fight to ACTA. Call on the EU Parliament to take a stand and vote “NO” on ACTA!
TAKE PART IN THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST ACTA ON FEB. 11! SIGN THE PETITION BELOW OR CLICK THROUGH TO JOIN A PROTEST!