[LIS-Forum] Fw: Stop ACTA in Europe
dimple148 at yahoo.co.in
Mon Jan 30 04:41:42 IST 2012
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We've been hearing a lot lately about SOPA and PIPA in the United
States. In the meantime, ACTA has been creeping along under the
radar. In 2010, you joined thousands of others in signing our firm statement
against ACTA. Despite loud opposition around the world, the treaty
continues to move forward.
Today it was signed in Japan by the EU and its member states.
But it's not over yet. ACTA can still be rejected by the European
Parliament. And rejection is a real possibility. Hats off to the
thousands of people who already gathered in Warsaw this morning
ORG has more background and advice on what to do next -- if you're in
Europe, please read:
and contact your country's MEPs. The ones who are members of the
Development Committee are especially important (you can see their
contact information at
If you're not in Europe, please help spread the word to people who
are. Defeating it in Europe is the first step to ending it once and
For a refresher on why ACTA threatens free software, see
Thank you for speaking up,
John, Josh, and Matt
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