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[Di.Pl] Tylko 1% popiera rząd ws. ACTA

Seulement 1% des électeurs soutient le gouvernement sur l'ACTA

94% des répondants pensent que le gouvernement polonais ne devrait pas avoir à signer un accord ACTA — selon les résultats préliminaires de l'examen par l'Institut Polonais-Japonais de Technologies de l'Information.
Les personnes intérogées ont également répondu aux questions sur la distribution gratuite de contenus protégés par le droit d'auteur, activités qui sont selon eux le plus favorable aux créateurs et devrait inspirer la loi polonaise.
L'enquête est menée en ligne à l'adresse: www.pjwstk.edu.pl/badanie_acta . Elle a été préparée par les professeurs et les étudiants de sciences sociales PJIIT. À ce jour, l'étude a porté sur plus de 500 personnes. […]

Only 1% of voters backed the government about ACTA

94% of respondents believe that the Polish government should not have to sign an agreement like ACTA - as per the preliminary results of the examination by the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology.
Respondents also answered questions about the free distribution of copyrighted content, activities that are most favorable for the creators and should inspire the shape of the Polish law.
The survey is conducted online at: www.pjwstk.edu.pl/badanie_acta. It was prepared by professors and students of social sciences PJIIT. To date, the study included over 500 people. [...]

http://di.com.pl/news/43365,0,Tylko_1_popiera_rzad_ws_ACTA.html

[EuObserver] Czech Republic stops ratification of anti-counterfeit treaty

The Czech Republic has stopped ratification of the controversial anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (Acta), becoming the second EU country to do so after Poland. [...]

"We cannot accept under any circumstances, that civil liberties and free access to information are threatened in any way," Prime Minister Petr Necas said on Monday (6 February) on the ratification decision. [...]

http://euobserver.com/22/115154

[Wyborcza.Pl] Debata ws. ACTA: Premier kontra internauci

Peur de la démocratie ? Monsieur, vous avez peur d'un référendum ! - Débat sur l'ACTA

Le premier ministre a dit que le gouvernement polonais ne retirerait pas sa signature, à la suite de la demande d'un groupe. […] Selon lui, l'ACTA vise à défendre le monde de la culture occidentale contre le piratage.
Concernant la demande de le référendum, il a annoncé qu'il ne souhaitait pas tourner la question en « Souhaitez-vous Monsieur / Madame la ratification par la Pologne de l'ACTA? » mais plutôt « Êtes-vous pour la poursuite des crimes d'Internet ? » et il va gagner ce référendum. Il a également dit que nous devenions fou dans notre pays, et qu'aucun autre pays n'était agité de telles protestations !
Le débat sur le bureau du Premier ministre a pris plus de 9 heures.

Afraid of democracy ? Sir, you are afraid of a referendum ! - Debate on ACTA

The Prime Minister said that the Polish government would not withdraw its signature, following the request of a group. [...] He said ACTA aims to defend the world of western culture from piracy.
Regarding the application of a referendum, he announced that he would not turn the question into “Are you Sir / Madam for ratification by Poland of ACTA?” But rather as “Are you for the prosecution of Internet crimes?” And he said he will win this referendum. He also said we were becoming mad in our country, and that no other country was agitated with such protests!
The debate in the Prime Minister's Office took over 9 hours.

http://wyborcza.pl/1,107448,11095488,Debata_ws__ACTA__Premier_kontra_int...

[Di.Pl] ACTA: Najpierw prawda, potem debata - postulują organizacje społeczne

Tout d'abord, la vérité sur l'ACTA - puis un débat

Un "débat civique sur les droits et libertés sur l'Internet", organisé par le Premier ministre, ne répond pas aux attentes des organismes communautaires sur cette question prépondérante. Dans une déclaration faite aujourd'hui on constate que le Congrès de l'Internet libre a été improvisé comme suit: « À la lumière de la controverse qui a surgi autour du thème de l'ACTA, nous pensons que la condition nécessaire pour mener ce débat d'une manière équitable, c'est sa transparence complète et son ouverture". Ces deux facteurs dans les actions du gouvernement sont toujours portés disparus. Les organisations qui travaillent pour la liberté sur Internet s'attendent à répondre aux exigences suivantes:
1. D'abord la vérité, puis le débat
2. Des actions, non des déclarations
3. Consultation sur l'Internet, et non dans le bureau

http://di.com.pl/news/43321,0,ACTA_Najpierw_prawda_potem_debata_-_postul...

[Bbc.Co.Uk] BBC News - Acta: Europe braced for protests over anti-piracy treaty

Further protests in opposition to controversial anti-piracy measures have taken place, with another 100 expected to happen in Europe this week. […]

A petition calling for the rejection of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) has attracted over 1.75 million signatures. […]

Offline action
What is Acta?
Signed 'in secret'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16906086

[V3.co] Opposition to ACTA mounts as Poland reconsiders

Doubts are growing that the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will be passed in Europe as Poland wants to reconsider the agreement. [...]

Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder of French digital rights group La Quadrature du Net, has argued "the European Commission is trying to bypass democracy to impose "repressive measures".

"The truth is that the Commission is trying to impose the [entertainment] industry's agenda to enforce outdated copyright, patent and trademark policies through tough criminal sanctions and extra-judicial measures," he said.

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2144095/opposition-acta-mounts-poland-rec...

[Techdirt] Romanian Prime Minister Admits He Has No Idea Why Romania Signed ACTA

With Poland putting ACTA ratification on hold, and Slovenia apparently regretting its signature, now we've got Romania's Prime Minister, Emil Boc, admitting that he doesn't understand why the country signed ACTA. [...]

It really is quite amazing that the folks in the entertainment industry, who thought they could ram this through are now discovering how much they've awakened internet users across the globe ever since they shot for the moon with SOPA. [...]

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120205/14043517663/romanian-prime-min...

[Niezalezna.Pl] Debata o ACTA tylko dla wybranych

Le débat est pour les personnes sélectionnées

Dans la salle historique de BHP de Gdansk, où avait lieu le 04/02/2012 le
premier débat public sur l'ACTA avec les représentants gouvernementaux, des
représentants de l'Union Nationale des Associations de victimes de l'oppression sous la loi martiale n'ont pas été autorisés. Parmi eux se trouvait
Gołąb Boguslaw, […]

- Il n'y a pas de place, nous nous soucions de la sécurité - Voilà ce qu'a entendu Gołąb à l'entrée de la célèbre salle de la sécurité dans le chantier naval de Gdansk aux côtés de sept représentants de la liberté d'expression. […]

Fait intéressant, les invités sont arrivés avec les journalistes, qui occupaient jusqu'à 25% de la surfaces de la pièce indique Gołąb dit avec indignation. […]

http://niezalezna.pl/22874-debata-o-acta-tylko-dla-wybranych

[Afterdawn] Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate?

Is ACTA a foregone conclusion or will it meet SOPA's fate? With all the furor over SOPA and PIPA in recent months, the signing of the ACTA trade agreement last October by the US, Japan, and a handful of other countries has largely been ignored. […]

A legal analysis of ACTA […] was produced last year by European Parliament's Legal Service, it was handled just as secretively as the treaty's negotiations. A request from the non-profit Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) requesting the text of that analysis was denied, and FFII's complaint that such secrecy violates EU law ignored.

What has been released is a "fact-sheet" from the European Commission […] expressing support for ACTA. However, a French Internet freedom advocacy group called La Quadrature du Net has published a rebuttal which argues just the opposite. You can find the full text of that document below. […]

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2012/02/03/is_acta_a_foregone_...

[Guardian.Co] Act on Acta now if you care about democracy and free speech

The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement could criminalise internet users globally. But it hasn't been ratified yet …

[...] Some elements would go further than existing laws in most of the countries that sign up. Acta criminalises activities such as breaking the digital locks on rights-protected files, or even distributing tools to help people do so. Stripping the artist information from a music file becomes a crime, as does decrypting content that has been scrambled for copyright protection. Acta also codifies the flawed idea, in calculating damages from so-called piracy, that every unlawful download represents a lost sale.

[...] Those who want to see Acta defeated need to go to their MPs, MEPs and congresspeople and ask them, facts in hand, to vote against its ratification. [...]

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/03/act-acta-democracy-f...

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