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<title>June 9: Help deliver final blow to ACTA</title>
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<h1>June 9: Help deliver final blow to ACTA</h1>
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On Saturday June 9, activists across Europe are taking to the streets to
protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). They
demand that the European Parliament should finally reject this
controversial treaty, which would greatly harm citizens' rights. The
Parliament will hold a plenary vote on ACTA in July.
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A wave of popular protests in February showed policymakers that endorsing
the treaty was risky. Several EU member states are wavering in their
support. The Dutch parliament has even voted to prevent the government
from signing the treaty. However, ACTA is not dead yet. Those in favour
of a free information society need to keep up the pressure until the
European Parliament finally rejects the treaty.
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Please join a protest event near you
(<a href="http://goo.gl/maps/dsjW">Google map of protests</a>) on June 9,
and help us keep the information society free.
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ACTA is merely one building block in a wall that is intended to lock us
in and take away our freedom to share and create knowledge. Other
building blocks of this wall are the recently revived IPRED2 Directive in
the EU (<a href="http://ec.europa.eu/governance/impact/planned_ia/docs/2011_markt_006_review_enforcement_directive_ipr_en.pdf">PDF of the European Commission's roadmap)</a>)
and the <a href="http://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/whats-actually-tpp">Transpacific Partnership Agreement</a>
(TPP).
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