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<div style="padding: 2px 10px; margin: 0px; border: 5px solid #487ed6;">See our '''dossier on [https://laquadrature.net/acta ACTA]''', a list of NGOs, politicians, academics, etc. '''[[against ACTA]]''', '''[[Counter-Arguments Against ACTA|counter-arguments]]''' to answer those defending ACTA, and a '''2 minute [https://www.laquadrature.net/en/video-acta-get-informed-take-action video on ACTA]'''.<br/>'''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.<br/>'''To discuss ACTA''', subscribe to our discussion list by sending a blank email to [mailto:acta-subscribe@laquadrature.net acta-subscribe@laquadrature.net]. <small>We won't use your email for anything else.</small></div>
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You want to [[How to act against ACTA|act against ACTA]] and are about to call your MEP and ask them to reject ACTA: great!<br/>
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Remember, the [[Counter-Arguments Against ACTA|counter-arguments]] to what your correspondant might answer can be very useful. Beyond ACTA, you could start an open discussion about the need to reform the EU copyright framework.
  
You want to [[How to act against ACTA|act against ACTA]] and are about to call your MEP and ask them to reject ACTA, great!<br/>
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In a first time, you can look this [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA5Y6Y2dQq4 video] of a call, to give you an idea of how such a conversation may go.<br/>
Remember, the [[Counter-Arguments Against ACTA|counter-arguments]] to what your correspondant might answer can be very useful.
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It is ''not intended to be directly reused as such'', remember, spontaneity is always better…
 
 
Here is an ''example'' phone call, to give you an idea of how such a conversation may go.
 
 
 
It is ''not intended to be directly reused as such'', only to provide a guide, an example.<br/>
 
Remember, spontaneity is always better…
 
  
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Generally, conversations look like that:
 
'''Phone call'''
 
'''Phone call'''
 
* YOU: ''Hello, I would like to talk to Mrs/Mr MEP, please.''
 
* YOU: ''Hello, I would like to talk to Mrs/Mr MEP, please.''
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* YOU: ''But it is very important! The whole negotiations circumvented the democratic process and could radically alter the Internet and citizens' freedoms.''
 
* YOU: ''But it is very important! The whole negotiations circumvented the democratic process and could radically alter the Internet and citizens' freedoms.''
 
* Assistant: Don't worry. The text is not as bad as you've heard, everything will be fine.
 
* Assistant: Don't worry. The text is not as bad as you've heard, everything will be fine.
* YOU: ''A paper by leading European law scholars shows that ACTA goes beyond the EU acquis. The ACTA agreement lets the Commission negotiate on civil and criminal sanctions. It is not just a trade agreement. The European Parliament must show its commitment to protecting EU citizens. Mrs/Mr MEP should help shape the INTA report to present this information against ACTA."
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* YOU: ''A paper by leading European law scholars shows that ACTA goes beyond the EU acquis. The ACTA agreement lets the Commission negotiate on civil and criminal sanctions. It is not just a trade agreement. The European Parliament must show its commitment to protecting EU citizens. Mrs/Mr MEP should vote against ACTA."
 
* Assistant: ''"I'll tell Mrs/Mr MEP."''
 
* Assistant: ''"I'll tell Mrs/Mr MEP."''
 
* YOU: ''"Thank you very much for listening to me. If you wish, I can send you reference documents. I'll call you again shortly to know what he/she thought. Have a good day."''
 
* YOU: ''"Thank you very much for listening to me. If you wish, I can send you reference documents. I'll call you again shortly to know what he/she thought. Have a good day."''
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Latest revision as of 10:51, 7 April 2015




You want to act against ACTA and are about to call your MEP and ask them to reject ACTA: great!
Remember, the counter-arguments to what your correspondant might answer can be very useful. Beyond ACTA, you could start an open discussion about the need to reform the EU copyright framework.

In a first time, you can look this video of a call, to give you an idea of how such a conversation may go.
It is not intended to be directly reused as such, remember, spontaneity is always better…

Generally, conversations look like that: Phone call

  • YOU: Hello, I would like to talk to Mrs/Mr MEP, please.
  • Assistant: Mrs/Mr MEP is not available, I am her/his assistant. Can I help you?"
  • YOU: I am MyName, calling from MyCountry, I am very much concerned by the ACTA agreement.
  • Assistant: I see. We had calls before. I have no time.
  • YOU: But it is very important! The whole negotiations circumvented the democratic process and could radically alter the Internet and citizens' freedoms.
  • Assistant: Don't worry. The text is not as bad as you've heard, everything will be fine.
  • YOU: A paper by leading European law scholars shows that ACTA goes beyond the EU acquis. The ACTA agreement lets the Commission negotiate on civil and criminal sanctions. It is not just a trade agreement. The European Parliament must show its commitment to protecting EU citizens. Mrs/Mr MEP should vote against ACTA."
  • Assistant: "I'll tell Mrs/Mr MEP."
  • YOU: "Thank you very much for listening to me. If you wish, I can send you reference documents. I'll call you again shortly to know what he/she thought. Have a good day."