P rotests are raging on in Warsaw against the signing of a new treaty, which enforces intellectual property rights on the internet. Opponents say the international ACTA document is pure censorship, and a violation of human rights.
On Friday, the European Parliament’s rapporteur for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement resigned in protest. Kader Arif said drafting of the controversial anti-piracy treaty was accompanied by “never-before-seen manoeuvres” by officials.
In Warsaw, extremely cold weather was definitely not an excuse for demonstrators. Friday’s protest culminated a week of mass rallies in Poland. Thursday’s signing of the deal by Warsaw drew tens of thousands onto the streets across the country to protest internet censorship.
siehe auch (“Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) und “Protect IP Act” (PIPA):
→ Internet-Zensur: CDU/CSU will Netzsperren
→ Hackerangriffe auf polnische Regierungs-Webseiten
→ Schritt Richtung Internet-Zensur: Megaupload offline
→ Demonstration in New York gegen geplante Internet-Zensur
→ Zensur-Protest: Wikipedia USA schaltet ab
→ Stop American Censorship!