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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.
 
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.
  
In a first time, you can look this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?V=iA5Y6Y2dQq4 video] of a call, to give you an idea of how such a conversation may go.<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/>
 
It is ''not intended to be directly reused as such'', remember, spontaneity is always better…
 
It is ''not intended to be directly reused as such'', remember, spontaneity is always better…
  

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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."