Posted by JimKillock |
The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is the latest attack on your digital rights: and it will live or die because of the campaigning work of European citizens like you.
Earlier this year, tens of thousands of citizens took to the streets, and 1.4 million of us signed AVAAZ’s petition against the Treaty. People were livid and EU ratification stalled as a result.
The ACTA treaty is not what it sounds. It is not a simple trade agreement, or even primarily targeted at ‘counterfeit’ goods. It was suggested by US trade officials as a means of clamping down on online and pharmaceutical infringements of intellectual property. It is being agreed as a high standard of enforcement among a small group of mainly developed nations, with the aim of bringing other states in later.