Montag, 13. Februar 2012

Massive Anti ACTA demonstrations worldwide with huge success

SOPA and PIPA are stopped in the US - for now. But ACTA is coming up worldwide and it will be even worse. That`s why Last Saturday, Feb. 11th 2012, hundred of thousands demonstrated against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) all over the world. People across four continents claimed to reconsider the agreement which would definitely change the internet and the privacy of their users as we know them till now. ACTA is censorship and gives foreign governments and copyright owners incredibly broad powers.

The first Occupy-Movement in my hometown Dortmund, Germany, had 30 people running in the streets. The ACTA protest leaders from last saturday expected 300 people for their demonstrations. But finally 2500 citizens (official number) showed up in the end and topped all expectations. So far, the protests have forced the european prime ministers of Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Latvia to reconsider the agreement, but they have not yet dismissed it. It has to be killed, worldwide. So thanks to every single one out there for protesting against lobbyism that would aggravate poverty in third world countries and walking peacefully to protect our privacy. Here is a video of the Stop ACTA demonstration in Dortmund by Matt Dolibog: