[V3.co.uk] European Parliament joins ACTA protests

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Officials call for more MEPs to sign declaration against ACTA secrecy

Four members of the European Parliament have launched a public protest against the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), registering their discontent with secret negotiations undertaken by the European Union, the US and other leading countries since 2007. […]

« The adoption of the written declaration will send a strong message to the Commission and Member States that the European Parliament will not let EU citizens’ freedoms be undermined by opaque diplomatic negotiations, » said Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder of French digital rights group La Quadrature du Net.

« Every citizen and non-governmental organisation concerned about ACTA can participate by calling MEPs and urging them to sign the declaration. » (ndlqdn: ’12/2010′) […]