Web Freedom to Depend on European Court’s Ruling on ACTAAdded: Friday, February 24th, 2012
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The European Commission asked the European Court of Justice to legally assess the legitimacy of the so much discussed anti-piracy agreement.
The controversial agreement is in the news again. The number of protests against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, to which twenty-two European countries, the United States, Japan and Canada have adhered thus far, has already reached unbelievable levels, because people keep trying to defend their freedom of expression on the worldwide web.
In their effort, the rights campaigners went as far as to ask the European Union’s highest court to find out whether the anti-piracy treaty respects the European basic human rights and freedoms. Meanwhile, the protests all over the world didn’t pass unnoticed – for instance, thanks to the protesters who took to the streets massively, a number of countries, including Denmark, Germany, and Bulgaria, have already officially withdrawn their support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, at least till the moment when the European Union makes its final decision on the treaty. At the same time, the protests continue across the globe, and a range of other countries may follow the path of Germany or Bulgaria.
The treaty says that each country who has signed off the agreement is able to individually validate its terms and conditions. However, the importance of European support for an implementation of the legislation that complies with standards for copyright enforcement means apparently can’t be overlooked.
All we know right now is that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been scheduled for debate in European Parliament this summer.
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Friday, February 24th, 2012
|our freedom is being stripped from us and we are not doing nothing about it thats the problem with the world today everybody is only interested in themselves we should be getting together and holding a big protest from our internet being censored and our freedom of speech and contact being suppressed i dont know about you guys but im finding it harder to find sites i used to go on it seems they v either been blocked or gone thanks for the article|
|1 posted by GELMANCADET (2012-02-25 10:28:08) "our freedom is being stripped from us" UMMMMMMMM????? and you've only just noticed??? And what protest are you going to have a nice whoo hoo lets sing and hold placards?? just have a think about how lucky you are just to have an issue getting onto a few site to d/load your illegal content!! then try thinking about those in China/Tibet/Korea(Both)/Bahrain and too many more to mention that have heavily censored/no access to free internet searching,I think they have it a bit harder than us,"and we are not doing nothing about it thats the problem with the world today"|
|posted by (2012-02-26 09:24:53)|
|i bet 9/10 got no clue on acta why how ect its gonna work.|
its not jsut about downloading there is more 2 it then that
|posted by (2012-02-26 09:25:51)|
|denmark holde a demo againt it the otherday in a few citys to show they are against it.|
also remember this is a long time comming they starte in what early 2008 or late 2008
|the thing is that folk just think/assume that the ACTA is only about downloading,but it has far greater implications on a million other areas of daily life,such as internet shopping,freedom of movement thro borders, health care for the poor,and so on and so on,and to be honest Ive seen how personal freedoms have been eroded in all areas of life over the last 30 years,and I really dread what its gonna be like in another 30 years!!|
|Uncle SAM wants power over every individual in the free world. The European courts MUST protect us from the USA affecting our freedom of choice and freedom of speech, and protect our privacy from KNOBS in HIGH PLACES. This is a fight make no doubt about it between EUROPE and the USA. DON'T LET THE USA WIN. GET OUT ON THE STREETS AND FIGHT THIS BY EVERY DEMOCRATIC MEANS AND DEMOCRATIC MASS PROTEST!|
THEY ARE OUT TO INFECT OUR MINDS AND BRAINWASH US STUPID.
SAVE OUR CHILDREN FROM THE DREADFUL TERRIBLE ACTA DISEASE!
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