This is an update to the ACTA treaty that is worse then SOPA/PIPA which got shelved and still worse then H.R. 1981.
If you still do not know what ACTA is or any or the above, or what it affects besides just piracy, please click the links below.
ACTA and what it does
Ok so now that everyone knows what it is lets continue. ACTA is a treaty written in Europe in 2008. The signing took place at a ceremony at Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The treaty was signed yesterday (January 26th) by European nations, including Belgium, the UK, Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
It has already been signed by Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the US. United States last year on October 1st
In October 28th 2012 75 top law professors signed and mailed President Obama saying ACTA needed to be halted outright or changed. It went ignored. When Poland announced January 19th 2012 that it would be signing ACTA 20,000 people went to the streets to protest, while Polish government sites got attacked and shut down. Despite the efforts of the people, the Polish ambassador yo Japan signed the ACTA treaty.
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Please share with everyone you know on facebook twitter email smoke signal carrier pigeons and so on, about ACTA and its effects. We did a lot to get SOPA/PIPA shut down but ACTA is flying into law without much resistance of the people.
Do not think you will be fine because this is just about piracy, because its not. Do not think you will be fine because you don't break laws or copyright, because you wont be fine. This is just a step to censoring the Internet and the free flow of information.
Important:ACTA - Worse then SOPA/PIPA
How to bypass Internet Censorship SOPA/ACTA