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ACTA Petition Goes Over 1 Million Signatures ACTA Petition Goes Over 1 Million Signatures
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When AVAAZ.org launched their anti-ACTA petition, their stated goal was 750,000. When WebProNews first discussed the petition, the total number of signatures had eclipsed the 600,000 mark. Now, thanks to a large push back from European Union citizens, AVAAZ has …

Just Say “NO to ACTA” Just Say “NO to ACTA”

By now, especially in light of the SOPA/PIPA fallout, you’ve probably heard about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which is also lovingly known as ACTA. The international treaty, once ratified, is currently making its rounds through various European governments, even as …

SOPA Was Only the Beginning: ACTA Gets International Push Back SOPA Was Only the Beginning: ACTA Gets International Push Back
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As we touched on earlier, as members of the European Union sign ACTA into something of an existence — it still requires ratification from the European Union parliament — various EU citizens have decided to fight back against ACTA. Unfortunately, …

A Handy Infographic About the Entertainment Industry Fearing Technology A Handy Infographic About the Entertainment Industry Fearing Technology
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How many times has the entertainment industry trembled at the onset of new technology? Well, if you’re talking about the the film industry in particular, and you answered “every time,” then you are pretty damn accurate. While some of us …

As ACTA Gets Signed, Europeans Protest As ACTA Gets Signed, Europeans Protest
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At a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, more members of the European Union signed ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), ratifying the treaty for the countries that signed it. However, because the European Union parliament as yet to weigh in, ACTA is not …

ACTA: Polish Parliament Protests With Guy Fawkes Masks ACTA: Polish Parliament Protests With Guy Fawkes Masks
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ACTA blew through the European Union yesterday with Poland perhaps receiving the largest backlash. Poland saw massive protests yesterday due to the government’s intention to sign ACTA. The government went ahead and signed it despite the protests from the public. …

SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next
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Even though the SOPA and PIPA bills are essentially dead, they are still getting a lot of attention. Last week, the U.S. witnessed a powerful expression from both brands and consumers that demonstrated their strong opposition to the anti-piracy bills.

ACTA: French MEP Resigns Over “Charade” In Parliament ACTA: French MEP Resigns Over “Charade” In Parliament
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ACTA has taken a blow already today with the resignation of the French MEP (Member of European Parliament) who was in charge of investigating the bill. On his Web site, Kader Arif posted a statement titled, “ACTA: A masquerade I …

ACTA Signed By European Union ACTA Signed By European Union
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ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, has just been signed in by the European Union. ACTA, for those who don’t know, is kind of like SOPA’s big brother. It’s a multi-national trade agreement that seeks to protect copyright through a brutish …

President Obama Doesn’t Support SOPA, But Signs ACTA? President Obama Doesn’t Support SOPA, But Signs ACTA?
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Move over SOPA, tell ACTA the news? Or is this more of a case of “move over SOPA, it’s ACTA time?” Or does, “Stop! ACTA time!” work? For me, it’s “just when you thought it was safe to go back …

“Polish Underground” Takes Down Government Websites “Polish Underground” Takes Down Government Websites

In Warsaw, a group call the “Polish Underground” targeted the Polish Government’s website. This comes following the weekends attack on websites belonging to Poland’s president, prime minister and parliament. The attacks are thought to be a protest to upcoming anti-piracy …

White House Declares Copyright Treaty State Secret
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Still waiting for change you can believe in? Well, believe this: the White House just declared an intellectual property treaty a state secret and denied Freedom of Information Act requests asking that it reveal the details of an international treaty that could have huge effects on how information is disseminated online.