[TheWashingtonPost] Opponents of ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty present petition with 2 million names to EU

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Activists handed the European Parliament an Internet petition Tuesday bearing more than 2 million names and arguing against ratification of a proposed anti-counterfeiting treaty on the grounds it would destroy Internet freedom.

The petition was presented by representatives of Avaaz, an organization that uses the internet to mobilize support for various political issues.

“We call on you to stand for a free and open Internet and reject the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which would destroy it,” the petition said. […]