June 9: Help deliver final blow to ACTA
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.
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.
Please join a protest event near you (Google map of protests) on June 9, and help us keep the information society free.
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 (PDF of the European Commission's roadmap)) and the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).