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[Gazeta.pl] Ambasada USA dopytuje się, jak głosują posłowie ws. ACTA. "Skandal"

Pracownica ambasady USA w Warszawie dzwoniła do polskiego Sejmu i wypytywała się o dyscyplinę partyjną podczas głosowania nad dezyderatem do premiera ws. ACTA. - To skandaliczne, nie podlegamy administracji prezydenta Obamy - komentują zażenowani politycy.

Przedczoraj komisja innowacyjności i nowych technologii przyjęła dezyderat wzywający premiera Donalda Tuska, by wstrzymał się z podpisaniem porozumienia ACTA. Dezyderat przyjęto, ponieważ zabrakło trzech posłów z PO, PSL i SLD.

Dzień po głosowaniu przedstawiciel ambasady USA zadzwonił do polskiego Sejmu z pytaniem, jak głosowali posłowie komisji ws. ACTA.

http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomosci/1,114884,11046835,Ambasada_USA_mo...

[EFF] We Have Every Right to Be Furious About ACTA

[...] Negotiated in secret, ACTA bypassed checks and balances of existing international IP norm-setting bodies, without any meaningful input from national parliaments, policymakers, or their citizens. Worse still, the agreement creates a new global institution, an "ACTA Committee" to oversee its implementation and interpretation that will be made up of unelected members with no legal obligation to be transparent in their proceedings. [...]

[...] ACTA may have been signed by public officials, but it’s crystal clear that they are not representing the public interest.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/we-have-every-right-be-furious-abo...

[WashingtonPost] European parliament’s ACTA monitor quits in protest

The European Parliament’s independent monitor for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) resigned Friday in protest after 22 European Union member states signed the anti-piracy treaty Thursday.

Opposition to that treaty has sparked days of protest online, though the idea behind the treaty has raised concerns among advocates of free speech and electronic freedom for much longer. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has voiced its concerns about ACTA for over a year and is encouraging people around the world to take action against the pact [...]

Eva Galperin, an activist with the nonprofit Internet freedom group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, called the whole treaty process “opaque and undemocratic.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/european-parliaments-a...

[Hs.Fi] Asiantuntijat: Piraattisopimus Actalla vähän vaikutuksia Suomeen

Verkossa viime päivinä kuohuttaneella Acta-sopimuksella on vain vähän suoria vaikutuksia Suomen internet-sääntelyyn, arvioivat HS:n haastattelemat asiantuntijat.

Acta on kansainvälinen väärennösten vastainen sopimus, jonka Suomi yhdessä useiden muiden maiden kanssa allekirjoitti torstaina. […]

"Nämä vaatimukset kattavat lähes kaiken toiminnan internetissä. Esimerkiksi avunantoa piratismiin voidaan käyttää painostuskeinona verkko-operaattoreita kohtaan, jotta ne estäisivät pääsyn joillekin sivustoille", ranskalaisen La Quadrature du Net -järjestön puhemies Jérémie Zimmermann sanoo HS:lle.

http://www.hs.fi/talous/Asiantuntijat+Piraattisopimus+Actalla+v%C3%A4h%C...

[IBTimes] ACTA Protest Guide: Rally Details From Around the World

Protests are spreading across the globe, as outrage grows over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement treaty in the wake of the SOPA bill being shelved last week by the U.S. Congress.[...]

Now that the furor over the Stop Online Piracy Act has died down following a major Internet blackout last week that led U.S. lawmakers to pull the controversial bill, the focus has shifted to stopping ACTA in its tracks.

There is still time to fight against the treaty, which would restrict the ability of Web sites to engage in open discourse by placing draconian copyright and intellectual property restrictions in place throughout the world.[...]

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/288930/20120127/acta-protest-rally-world...

[Telegraph.Co] Europe signs up to controversial ACTA web treaty

Top official Kader Arif has quit in protest after the EU signed up to the ACTA anti-piracy treaty, which opponents say will fundamentally alter the nature of the internet. [...]

The treaty, which must still be ratified by the European parliament, has been mired in controversy over its secret drafting. It aims to prevent counterfeiting and piracy, and introduces tougher sanctions on copyright theft. It has already been the subject of street protests in Poland, where politicians put on masks to support hacker group 'Anonymous'. [...]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9044699/Europe-signs-up-to-co...

[BBC.co] European Parliament rapporteur quits in Acta protest

Negotiations over a controversial anti-piracy agreement have been described as a "masquerade" by a key Euro MP. [...]

Kader Arif, the European Parliament's rapporteur for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta), resigned over the issue on Friday. [...]

"I condemn the whole process which led to the signature of this agreement: no consultation of the civil society, lack of transparency since the beginning of negotiations, repeated delays of the signature of the text without any explanation given, reject of Parliament's recommendations as given in several resolutions of our assembly." [...]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16757142

[BBC.Co] Protesters take to the streets across Poland over ACTA

Protests have been held across Poland following the country's decision to sign up to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which critics say will restrict internet freedom. [...]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16757611

[TheInquirer] European Parliament official resigns over ACTA

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT INVESTIGATOR Kader Arif has quit his post over the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) that the European Union (EU) signed yesterday in Japan. [...]

He published his reasons in French on his own web page, but they have been translated by La Quadrature Du Net, and we'll observe that he didn't mince words. [...]

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2141813/european-parliament-off...

[TheJournal.Ie] EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

THE VICE PRESIDENT of major record label EMI’s Urban Promotions has come out against bills like SOPA and ACTA, saying that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce legislation – but to simply provide better service. [...]

http://www.thejournal.ie/vice-president-of-emi-comes-out-against-sopa-an...

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