[TechPresident] Amid Protests and a Court Case, ACTA Set to Come Before EU Parliament
Next week the European Parliament will start discussing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, a controversial treaty that would set new international standards for dealing with copyright infringements.
So far, ACTA has raised many concerns among European citizens who have voiced their concerns online and in the streets. [...]
Earlier this week, the French organization La Quadrature du Net launched a call to action, asking people to voice their concerns to their MEPs, in a week where they have scheduled meetings with constituency in their home countries. This was just the latest initiative of the NGO, one of the main hubs of the movement. [...]
In an email interview, MEP Marielle Gallo, a supporter of the treaty, wrote: "What is also at stake right now is the legitimacy of the European institutions [...]"