[TaipeiTimes] Europe erupts in protests against Web piracy treaty

In cities across a freezing Europe protesters rallied against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, fearing online censorship and more surveillance [...]

Opposition to ACTA in Eastern Europe is especially strong and spreading rapidly. Protesters have compared it to the Big Brother-style surveillance used by former communist regimes. Downloading films and music is also a popular way for many Eastern Europeans to obtain free entertainment. [...]

“It’s a demonstration without precedent because it’s taking place in all of Europe at the same time,” said Jeremie Zimmermann, spokesman for Internet freedom group la Quadrature du Net. [...]