ACTA: to keep in mind
This page lists key points to remember in any discussion about ACTA
||The European Parliament rejected ACTA by a huge majority, today Wednesday 4th of July. Now, it is time to start a positive reform of copyright to adapt it to the digital era.
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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.
Specific arguments for each committee
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.
- 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 to the Commission's disinformation about ACTA, it answers most arguments that you might encounter by those defending ACTA.
- You can also read la Quadrature's analysis of ACTA's final version and see an overview of criticisms against ACTA.
- To be informed about the next steps to urge Members of the European Parliament to reject ACTA, send a blank email to NOtoACTAemail@example.com to subscribe to our list, or to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The following resources are also helpful in better understanding ACTA: