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{{Introduction|This page lists key points to remember in any discussion about ACTA. It also provides information about the current procedure at the European Parliament.<br/>
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This page lists key points to remember in any discussion about ACTA
To help us fight ACTA, visit our page [[How_to_act_against_ACTA|How to act against ACTA]].}}
 
  
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=Main arguments=
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==Against ACTA in general==
 
 
==Main arguments==
 
===Against ACTA in general===
 
 
*ACTA turns Internet companies (ISPs, service providers) into a private copyright police by forcing to take legal responsibility for what their users do online.
 
*ACTA turns Internet companies (ISPs, service providers) into a private copyright police by forcing to take legal responsibility for what their users do online.
 
*ACTA brings broad and dangerous criminal sanctions in a loosely defined way.
 
*ACTA brings broad and dangerous criminal sanctions in a loosely defined way.
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Main arguments against a Parliamentarian referral to the ECJ and an interim report: [[File:20120323_ACTA_EC_Referral_Interim_Report.pdf]]
 
Main arguments against a Parliamentarian referral to the ECJ and an interim report: [[File:20120323_ACTA_EC_Referral_Interim_Report.pdf]]
 
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===Learn more===
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* You can learn more about ACTA and it's dangers to our freedom at http://lqdn.fr/acta
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=The procedure in the European Parliament=
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For detailed information about the ACTA procedure in the European system, please see this page [[ACTA: Procedure in the European Parliament]].
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=How to act?=
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To help us fight ACTA, visit our page [[How_to_act_against_ACTA|How to act against ACTA]]
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=Learn more=
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* You can learn more about ACTA and it's dangers to our freedom at http://www.laquadrature.net/en/ACTA
  
 
* You should also read our [[Counter-Arguments_Against_ACTA|counter-arguments]] to the Commission's disinformation about ACTA, it answers most arguments that you might encounter by those defending ACTA.
 
* You should also read our [[Counter-Arguments_Against_ACTA|counter-arguments]] to the Commission's disinformation about ACTA, it answers most arguments that you might encounter by those defending ACTA.
  
 
* You can also read [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/acta-updated-analysis-of-the-final-version la Quadrature's analysis of ACTA's final version] and see an [[Against_ACTA|overview of criticisms against ACTA]].
 
* You can also read [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/acta-updated-analysis-of-the-final-version la Quadrature's analysis of ACTA's final version] and see an [[Against_ACTA|overview of criticisms against ACTA]].
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*To be informed about the next steps to urge Members of the European Parliament to reject ACTA, send a blank email to [mailto:NOtoACTA-subscribe@laquadrature.net NOtoACTA-subscribe@laquadrature.net] to subscribe to our list, or to [mailto:acta-subscribe@laquadrature.net acta-subscribe@laquadrature.net] to discuss ACTA. We won't use your email for anything else.
  
 
* EDRi has also done a series of fact-sheets about specific aspects of ACTA: http://www.edri.org/ACTA_Week
 
* EDRi has also done a series of fact-sheets about specific aspects of ACTA: http://www.edri.org/ACTA_Week
 
 
The following resources are also helpful in better understanding ACTA:
 
The following resources are also helpful in better understanding ACTA:
 
*[http://rfc.act-on-acta.eu/fundamental-rights Impact assessment of ACTA on fundamental rights]
 
*[http://rfc.act-on-acta.eu/fundamental-rights Impact assessment of ACTA on fundamental rights]
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*[http://action.ffii.org/acta/Analysis FFII's analysis of ACTA]
 
*[http://action.ffii.org/acta/Analysis FFII's analysis of ACTA]
  
==ACTA Procedure in the European Parliament==
 
Most countries negotiating ACTA have already signed it, as well as most EU Member States.<br/>
 
 
'''But ACTA still needs to be presented to the European Parliament (EP) and if the European Parliament votes NO to ACTA and rejects it, this will deal a likely fatal blow to the agreement'''.[[File:Acta-lqdn-250.jpg|right|ACTA handcuffed world]]
 
 
Before ACTA goes to vote before the whole of the European Parliament, several EP committees will be giving their opinion on the text, guiding the EP's final stance on ACTA.<br/>
 
 
This is why as citizens '''we must [[How_to_act_against_ACTA|contact]] members of these committees to make sure they hear all about what is wrong with ACTA'''.
 
 
The International Trade [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/INTA INTA] Committee of the European Parliament is the main committee working on ACTA.
 
 
The Industry ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/ITRE/ ITRE]), Civil Liberties ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/LIBE/ LIBE]), Legal Affairs ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/JURI JURI]), and Development ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/DEVE/ DEVE]) committees are also working on ACTA.
 
 
#They will first vote on their opinions after holding “exchange of views” on draft reports in the coming weeks.
 
#Opinions will then be sent to INTA to influence its final report.
 
#The INTA committee will then vote on its on opinion
 
#Finally, INTA will sent this final report to the European Parliament, which will take it into account for its final vote on ACTA.
 
 
'''The contents of INTA's report are therefore very important, and we need to make sure it reflects European citizens' legitimate concern about ACTA.'''
 
 
For more detailed information about the ACTA procedure in the European system, please see the [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=5924982 procedure file].
 
 
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Revision as of 13:26, 3 April 2012


This page lists key points to remember in any discussion about ACTA

Main arguments

Against ACTA in general

  • ACTA turns Internet companies (ISPs, service providers) into a private copyright police by forcing to take legal responsibility for what their users do online.
  • ACTA brings broad and dangerous criminal sanctions in a loosely defined way.
  • ACTA bypasses democracy and opens the door to a parallel legislative process, which the European MPs should be particularly angry about.


The procedure in the European Parliament

For detailed information about the ACTA procedure in the European system, please see this page ACTA: Procedure in the European Parliament.

How to act?

To help us fight ACTA, visit our page How to act against ACTA

Learn more

  • You should also read our counter-arguments to the Commission's disinformation about ACTA, it answers most arguments that you might encounter by those defending ACTA.

The following resources are also helpful in better understanding ACTA: