[Fwd: ACTA: The new threat to the net]

Χρήστος Σιουλής (Christos Sioulis) slschris at hellug.gr
Tue Jan 31 23:09:11 EET 2012

Το παρακάτω newsletter το λαμβάνουν όσοι υπέγραψαν ενάντια στο ACTA στο
To ψήφισμα ξεκίνησε με στόχο να μαζευτούν 500.000 "υπογραφές", προχθές
που το υπόγραψα εγώ ήταν ήδη 930.000, και πριν λίγο που επισκέφτηκα το
site ήταν 1.327.500 υπογραφές!!!
Είναι από τις πιο μαζικές ψηφιακές αντιδράσεις που έχουν γίνει και
νομίζω ότι αξίζει τον κόπο να υπογράψουμε όλοι! (- ώστε μετά να έχουν
μαζεμένες όλες τις IP μας και να ξέρουν σε ποιους θα θέλουν να διακόψουν
μαζικά την πρόσβαση στο internet! :P )

Χρήστος Σ.

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Από: Dalia Hashad - Avaaz.org <avaaz at avaaz.org>
Προς: slschris at hellug.gr <slschris at hellug.gr>
Θέμα: ACTA: The new threat to the net
Ημ/νία: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 03:46:39 -0500

Amazing! Over a million signers and the lead Parliamentarian on ACTA has
resigned. Now's the time to pile on the pressure and bury the treaty --
forward this email to everyone you know

Dear friends, 

A new global treaty could allow corporations to police everything that
we do on the Internet. Last week 3 million of us successfully pushed
back the US censorship bills -- if we act now, we can get the EU
Parliament to bury this new threat to all of us:  

                    Click here to sign the petition
 Last week, 3 million of us beat back America's attack on our Internet!
-- but there is an even bigger threat out there, and our global movement
for freedom online is perfectly poised to kill it for good.

ACTA -- a global treaty -- could allow corporations to censor the
Internet. Negotiated in secret by a small number of rich countries and
corporate powers, it would set up a shadowy new anti-counterfeiting body
to allow private interests to police everything that we do online and
impose massive penalties -- even prison sentences -- against people they
say have harmed their business.

Europe is deciding right now whether to sign ACTA -- and without them,
this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse. We know they have
opposed ACTA before, but some members of Parliament are wavering
-- let's give them the push they need to reject the treaty. Sign the
petition -- we'll do a spectacular delivery in Brussels when we reach
500,000 signatures:


It's outrageous -- governments of four-fifths of the world’s people were
excluded from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
(ACTA) negotiations and unelected bureaucrats have worked closely with
corporate lobbyists to craft new rules and a dangerously powerful
enforcement regime. ACTA would initially cover the US, EU and 9 other
countries, then be rolled out across the world. But if we can get the EU
to say no now, the treaty will lose momentum and could stall for good.

The oppressively strict regulations could mean people everywhere are
punished for simple acts such as sharing a newspaper article or
uploading a video of a party where copyrighted music is played. Sold as
a trade agreement to protect copyrights, ACTA could also ban lifesaving
generic drugs and threaten local farmers' access to the seeds they
need. And, amazingly, the ACTA committee will have carte blanche to
change its own rules and sanctions with no democratic scrutiny.

Big corporate interests are pushing hard for this, but the EU Parliament
stands in the way. Let's send a loud call to Parliamentarians to face
down the lobbies and stand firm for Internet freedom. Sign now and send
to everyone you know:


Last week, we saw the strength of our collective power when millions of
us joined forces to stop the US from passing an Internet censorship law
that would have struck at the heart of the Internet. We also showed the
world how powerful our voices can be. Let's raise them again to tackle
this new threat.

With hope and determination, 

Dalia, Alice, Pascal, Emma, Ricken, Maria Paz and the rest of the Avaaz

More information: 

If You Thought SOPA Was Bad, Just Wait Until You Meet ACTA

ACTA vs. SOPA: Five Reasons ACTA is Scarier Threat to Internet Freedom

What's Wrong With ACTA

The secret treaty: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and Its
Impact on Access to Medicines

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