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[[File:acta_150px.png|right|Logo ACTA]]'''ACTA is a multi-lateral trade agreement which threatens to change the Internet as we know it and puts fundamental freedoms at risk.'''<br/>
 
[[File:acta_150px.png|right|Logo ACTA]]'''ACTA is a multi-lateral trade agreement which threatens to change the Internet as we know it and puts fundamental freedoms at risk.'''<br/>
The European Parliament will vote on ACTA and still has the occasion to reject it once and for all.<br/>
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The European Parliament will vote on ACTA this Wednesday July 4th and has the occasion to reject it once and for all.<br/>
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You will find on this page different ways you can act to defeat ACTA as a citizen.<br/>
 
You will find on this page different ways you can act to defeat ACTA as a citizen.<br/>
  
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= Contact your Elected Representatives =
 
= Contact your Elected Representatives =
 
[[File:Acta-lqdn-250.jpg|right|ACTA handcuffed world]]
 
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Contacting your Elected Representatives is the most useful thing you can do right now, and until the final vote in the European Parliament.
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Contacting your Elected Representatives is the most useful thing you can do right until the wednesday's final vote in the European Parliament, last step of the [[ACTA: Procedure in the European Parliament|procedure]].
To get a clear view of the parliamentary process, visit our page [[ACTA: Procedure in the European Parliament]].<br /><br />
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<big>'''We need to act at each step of the parliamentary process in the European Parliament. Each of these steps is an occasion for us to make ourselves heard against ACTA.'''</big>
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This week, from the 23rd to the 26th of April, it is an '''important [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/acta-mobilization-and-beyond ACTA week] in the European Parliament'''. It's a perfect opportunity to contact MEPs!<br/>
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This week, from the 18th to the 21st of June, it is an '''important [http://www.laquadrature.net/en/acta-last-crucial-step-before-final-vote ACTA week] in the European Parliament'''. It's a perfect opportunity to contact MEPs!<br/>
  
 
<strong>This weeks' key events :</strong>
 
<strong>This weeks' key events :</strong>
* April 24th, 9:00 - Rapporteur Amelia Anderstötter presents its [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fNONSGML%2bCOMPARL%2bPE-483.518%2b01%2bDOC%2bPDF%2bV0%2f%2fEN report] to the “Industry” ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/ITRE/ ITRE]) committee
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* April 25th, 15:00 - Rapporteur David Martin presents its [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getpdf.do?type=COMPARL&reference=PE-486.174&format=PDF&language=EN&secondRef=02 report] to the “International trade” ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/INTA/ INTA]) committee
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* April 25th, 16:50 - Rapporteur Marielle Gallo presents its [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+COMPARL+PE-487.684+01+DOC+PDF+V0//EN&language=EN report] to the “Legal Affairs” ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/JURI/ JURI]) committee
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* April 26th, 10:00 - The JURI committee vote on its report
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* April 26th, 11h30 - Presentation of the second opinion of the [http://www.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/ EDPS] on ACTA, in the “Civil Liberties” ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/LIBE/ LIBE]) committee
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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 (we won't use your email for anything else).
 
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 (we won't use your email for anything else).
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==Next steps in the European Parliament==
 
==Next steps in the European Parliament==
 
Most countries negotiating ACTA have already signed it, and the EU Member States have also recently signed ACTA.<br/>
 
Most countries negotiating ACTA have already signed it, and the EU Member States have also recently signed ACTA.<br/>
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== How to? ==
 
== How to? ==
To easily get in touch with the right Members of the European Parliament, you can use our [http://piphone.lqdn.fr PiPhone]. This tool will connected to a Elected Representatives free of charge. If you enter your country, you will be connected to an MEP speaking your language.
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To easily get in touch with the right Members of the European Parliament, you can use our [http://piphone.lqdn.fr PiPhone]. This tool will connected to a Elected Representatives free of charge. If you enter your country, you will be connected to an MEP speaking your language. If you need it, an [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/How_to_act_against_ACTA:_example_phone_call example of call] and the [[Piphone|user guide]] are available.
 
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You also can use [http://www.politicalmemory.eu/ Political Memory] to get the contact details of a precise MEP.
 
You also can use [http://www.politicalmemory.eu/ Political Memory] to get the contact details of a precise MEP.
  
 
== Who to contact? ==
 
== Who to contact? ==
Several EP committees are responsible for producing reports that will be put to vote along with the vote on ACTA as a whole.
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All MEPs will vote during the plenary session of July 4th, but it is more useful to contact first and foremost the members of the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/group/EPP/ EPP], of the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/group/ECR/ ECR], of the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/group/EFD/ EFD], of the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/group/ALDE/ ALDE] (except Italian, French and Dutch), of the S&D (only [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/group/SD/#!filters?country=Spain Spanish], [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/group/SD/#!filters?country=United+Kingdom British], and [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/group/SD/#!filters?country=Portugal Portuguese]), and the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/group/NI/ non-attached] (NI).
  
You can call each of the committees below to tell to them what you think of ACTA, and that you want their report to convey your opinion as a citizen and to recommend the rejection of the agreement.
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[https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/DEVE/ "Development"] (DEVE) committee is about to vote its [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fNONSGML%2bCOMPARL%2bPE-478.666%2b02%2bDOC%2bPDF%2bV0%2f%2fEN report]. In its current version, DEVE's report is favourable to ACTA's ratification. [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/DEVE/ Call its members] to ask them to remind that [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Development_Arguments_Against_ACTA ACTA was designed against the interests of developing countries] and to recommend ACTA's rejection.
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[https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/JURI/ JURI], [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/LIBE/ LIBE] and [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/ITRE/ ITRE] committees are about to vote their reports, with the vote on ACTA as a whole (see the [[Portal:ACTA|calendar]]). By means of the [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/ PiPhone], call their members to ask them to vote in accordance with La Quadrature du Net's [[ACTA:_to_keep_in_mind|recommendations]].
  
 
* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-inta-201204 Call MEPs] from the "International trade" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/INTA/ INTA]) and tell them why they must recommend the EU Parliament to [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Counter-Arguments_Against_ACTA reject ACTA].
 
* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-inta-201204 Call MEPs] from the "International trade" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/INTA/ INTA]) and tell them why they must recommend the EU Parliament to [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Counter-Arguments_Against_ACTA reject ACTA].
* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-libe-201204 Call MEPs] from the "Civil Liberties" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/LIBE/ LIBE]) to tell them [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Civil_Liberties_Arguments_Against_ACTA why ACTA undermines fundamental freedoms].
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* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-libe-201205 Call] MEPs from the "Civil Liberties" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/LIBE/ LIBE]) to tell them [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Civil_Liberties_Arguments_Against_ACTA why ACTA undermines fundamental freedoms].
* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-itre-201204 Call MEPs] from the "Industry" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/ITRE/ ITRE]) and tell them how [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Industrial_Policy_Arguments_Against_ACTA ACTA would undermine growth and innovation].
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* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-itre-201205 Call] MEPs from the "Industry" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/ITRE/ ITRE]) and tell them how [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Industrial_Policy_Arguments_Against_ACTA ACTA would undermine growth and innovation].
 
* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-deve-201204 Call MEPs] from the "Development" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/DEVE/ DEVE]) and remind them that [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Development_Arguments_Against_ACTA ACTA was designed against the interests of developing countries].
 
* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-deve-201204 Call MEPs] from the "Development" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/DEVE/ DEVE]) and remind them that [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Development_Arguments_Against_ACTA ACTA was designed against the interests of developing countries].
* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-juri-201204 Call MEPs] from the "Legal Affairs" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/JURI/ JURI]) to tell them [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Legal_Arguments_Against_ACTA how ACTA would impact EU law].
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* [https://piphone.lqdn.fr/campaign/go/acta-juri-201205 Call] MEPs from the "Legal Affairs" committee ([https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/JURI/ JURI]) to tell them [http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/Legal_Arguments_Against_ACTA how ACTA would impact EU law].
  
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'''Right now, we need to contact members of the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/INTA/ INTA committee] and the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/ITRE/ ITRE committee]'''. They are working on their report on ACTA.
  
 
You can also contact members of the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/LIBE/ LIBE committee], [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/ITRE/ ITRE committee], [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/JURI/ JURI committee] and [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/DEVE/ DEVE committee] committees to explain to them the many issues about ACTA and influence their respective reports.
 
You can also contact members of the [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/LIBE/ LIBE committee], [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/ITRE/ ITRE committee], [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/JURI/ JURI committee] and [https://memopol.lqdn.fr/europe/parliament/committee/DEVE/ DEVE committee] committees to explain to them the many issues about ACTA and influence their respective reports.
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* Sometimes, Parliamentary assistants will ask you to send an e-mail. Don't hesitate to call back later to check if they've read it and what they thought of it.
 
* Sometimes, Parliamentary assistants will ask you to send an e-mail. Don't hesitate to call back later to check if they've read it and what they thought of it.
  
If you are still uncomfortable, you can find an [[How to act against ACTA: example phone call|example phone call here]].
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Version actuelle en date du 26 juin 2012 à 18:33


This page lists different ways to take action against ACTA right now and to learn more about this dangerous agreement.




Logo ACTA
ACTA is a multi-lateral trade agreement which threatens to change the Internet as we know it and puts fundamental freedoms at risk.

The European Parliament will vote on ACTA this Wednesday July 4th and has the occasion to reject it once and for all.

You will find on this page different ways you can act to defeat ACTA as a citizen.

As a citizen, the main two things to do are:

  • contacting Members of the European Parliament
  • helping spread the word about ACTA.


Contact your Elected Representatives[modifier]

ACTA handcuffed world

Contacting your Elected Representatives is the most useful thing you can do right until the wednesday's final vote in the European Parliament, last step of the procedure.


How to?[modifier]

To easily get in touch with the right Members of the European Parliament, you can use our PiPhone. This tool will connected to a Elected Representatives free of charge. If you enter your country, you will be connected to an MEP speaking your language. If you need it, an example of call and the user guide are available.

You also can use Political Memory to get the contact details of a precise MEP.

Who to contact?[modifier]

All MEPs will vote during the plenary session of July 4th, but it is more useful to contact first and foremost the members of the EPP, of the ECR, of the EFD, of the ALDE (except Italian, French and Dutch), of the S&D (only Spanish, British, and Portuguese), and the non-attached (NI).


General advice[modifier]

Key arguments are listed on our page ACTA: to keep in mind.

The MEPs have been given a “fact-sheet” on ACTA's supposed inoffensiveness to reassure concerned citizens (that's you). You can find a debunking of these lies here.

  • If a question to which you don't have the answer comes up, don't panic. You are not expected to be an expert, only a concerned citizen. Tell the MEP you will research the answer and call back with more information, and come and ask us.
  • If you're still not comfortable with the arguments, don't give up. Ask what is the MEP's position on ACTA, and ask what are their arguments.
  • During your calls, you will speak most of the time to a Parliamentary assistant. They are generally polite and intelligent people, approach them accordingly. Being calm and courteous, tell them about your concerns, asking them to take part in the parliamentary debates and to take a stand against ACTA.
  • Don't forget to let us a little feedback of your call, either on the PiPhone, or by contacting us. That's very useful for us.
  • In general, don't hesitate to offer to call back with more information, to meet the MEP, to send documents, references, etc.
  • Sometimes, Parliamentary assistants will ask you to send an e-mail. Don't hesitate to call back later to check if they've read it and what they thought of it.


Spread the message[modifier]

Another important and complimentary way to act against ACTA is to inform people, making sure as many people as possible know about ACTA and how bad it is. It may sound obvious, but people can only want to act against ACTA if they are aware of its dangers.

You can spread resources by La Quadrature du Net and other, far and wide:

  • your personal spaces on the Internet (personal blogs, social networks, micro-blogging platforms)
  • mailing lists,
  • email,
  • forums
  • any other mean :)

Refer people to la Quadrature's webdossier on ACTA[modifier]

Show people the NO to ACTA video[modifier]

  • You can embed the video everywhere:
    • Use the following html code to insert the main version of the video
<iframe src="http://mediakit.laquadrature.net/embed/716?size=medium" 
style="width: 640px; height: 500px; border: 0; overflow: hidden"></iframe>
    • Or go to this page to find the code to embed other versions of the video in English, and to this page to embed versions in French.
    • To embed the Spanish subtitled version of the video for example, use this code:
<iframe src="http://mediakit.laquadrature.net/embed/716?size=medium&sub=es_ES" 
style="width: 640px; height: 500px; border: 0; overflow: hidden"></iframe>

The videos are released under a permissive and freedom-granting Creative Commons licence, so you don't have to ask to use them. :)

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Use, share, remix the NO to ACTA flyer[modifier]

Use our No to ACTA flyer for demonstrations, informative actions, and share it, remix it and help translate it!

Use your own words, pictures, sounds to talk about ACTA[modifier]

Creating more creative bits and art and expressing oneself is another powerful way to inform other people.

The power of image and creativity to explain and touch people is very strong, so this is a great way to act against ACTA if you enjoy writing, drawing, painting, making music, etc.

Here are some ideas:

  • Write an article on your blog,
  • Write an article for your school, college/university or company newspaper
  • Write to your newspapers asking why they aren't talking more about ACTA and telling them about ACTA
  • Create more videos, films, pictures, paintings against either the whole of ACTA or specific parts of the agreement
    • For instance, you can create banners, buttons, illustrations against ACTA (using images from the videos if you want) that others can use in their signatures, as avatars, to illustrate their blog articles, newspaper articles, etc.
    • If you do so, please post a link to your banner here.
  • Remix and transform already produced material, and give it a new life.
    • For instance, to the right here is a cool infographics remix of the NO to ACTA video with RoboCopyright ACTA.

More Ways to help[modifier]

Organise events[modifier]

  • Organise public events at your school, university, work place, etc.
    • Organise a discussion about ACTA, linking it to your classes or your activity
    • Show the NO to ACTA video

Publicly take a stand[modifier]

  • If you are part of an NGO, consider having it publicly denounce ACTA, and telling your members about ACTA's dangers.
  • Contact well-known persons, celebrities or NGOs and ask them to take a stand.

Support la Quadrature du Net[modifier]

If you can afford it, financial support is of course greatly appreciated.

You can make a donation to help La Quadrature keep on fighting ACTA and act on the other dossiers it works on.

http://lqdn.fr/support

Translate this page into your language[modifier]

To help other people from different parts of the world act against ACTA, you can help translate this page.

Remember to always use the English version as the source for your translation, as it is the most up to date version. If you do so, remember to update the translated version often enough.

For collaborative translation and easy proofreading and correction, you can use an EtherPad such as http://pad.lqdn.fr/p/How-to-act-against-ACTA-LANGUAGE

ie: https://pad.lqdn.fr/p/How_to_act_against_ACTA_es

Once translated, create a new page on the wiki with your translated text, and add a link to your language to the top of this page.
(You need an account to create a page on the wiki, open editing is disabled for spam protection.)

Contacting us[modifier]

If in doubt or if you have any remaining question, don't hesitate to contact us :

Thanks for your help everyone :)
Together, we can do amazing things! Like defeat ACTA!