[Wired] The EU signs up to Acta
Acta [...] has been met with widespread criticism from open rights activists, who argue that the legislation has been rushed through the legal system under the guise of being a trade agreement, when in fact it is a new copyright law. [...]
European advocacy group La Quadrature du Net released a statement urging people to fight Acta by lobbying their MEPs before a vote on Acta in the European Parliament in June.
Spokesperson Jérémie Zimmermann said: "In the last few days, we have seen encouraging protests by Polish and other EU citizens, who are rightly concerned with the effect of Acta on freedom of expression, access to medicines, but also access to culture and knowledge.