[ComputerActive] French advocacy group urges EU citizens to fight against ACTA

The French advocacy group La Quadrature du Net today accused the European Commission of "plainly lying" to the European Parliament about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

Jérémie Zimmermann, spokesperson for La Quadrature du Net, said: "By signing ACTA together with EU Member States, the EU Commission dismissed the legitimate concerns of thousands of citizens across Europe who have been protesting against ACTA in the past few days.

The call comes only three days after the resignation of Kader Arif, the rapporteur in charge of ACTA. He said he would no longer take part in "this masquerade".