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Delivering the ACTA petition: Sign before Thursday to have your voice heard!

by John Sullivan Contributions Published on Aug 17, 2010 01:59 PM
A month ago, we published a statement against ACTA and asked for your signatures in support. Over 3,000 of you joined us in calling on ACTA negotiators to either dramatically change the agreement or drop it all together.

We did this because ACTA attacks the rights of computer users around the world and threatens, in a disguised way, to punish Internet users with disconnection if they are accused of sharing. It also requires countries to prohibit software that can break Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), also known as digital handcuffs.

Yesterday was the start of a week-long series of ACTA meetings in the US between country representatives. This makes now a key time to ensure your voices are heard. As Dr. Michael Geist said yesterday, "With the US on its home turf and having pushed for an accelerated schedule...the next week could decide the fate of ACTA."

This Thursday, August 19th, we will be delivering the petition -- with your signatures -- to the ACTA negotiators.

If you haven't signed already, please do, and help spread the word so we can get as many signatures as possible before Thursday!

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