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Seems I Am Not The Only One...

Originally posted by digitalwave at Seems I Am Not The Only One...
Originally posted by morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....
...who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.





Megaupload was just the beginning. If we don't make our voices heard now the internet will soon change and it won't be for the better.

ETA: Here is the direct link to the black march site: Black March

Post gacked from satismagic. I agree - this is exactly the way to go. But we should also let the Music Industry and content industry know why we do it. And by the way: down here in Europe, the European Union is in the process to quietly pass ACTA - the Anti-Counterfying-Trade-Agreement behind closed doors and without much public information or discussion. This "Trade Agreement" allows to do as much damage to the Internet and to us as customers as well as producers of remixed content as SOPA and PIPA would. It's time we started a protest storm against it down here, too!

STOP ACTA!



And here is a call to arms about ACTA by reddit and 4chan. This is good!
4chan Issues Immediate Call to Arms Against ACTA in the EU.

Spread the word!

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spiced_wine
Jan. 20th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
I e-petitioned. I didn't know about this, but until two days ago SOPA was going over my head too.
crowdaughter
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:08 am (UTC)
Thank you for e-petitioning. I did, too - I have been aware of ACTA for two years, now, when I first learned of thjs planned "Trade Agreement", but I had not been aware how far they had come, already. there had been a lot of protest against it when the public came aware of the plans last year, and there were some small amendments to the text in response... but then the protest died down, and the circles who negotiated about the agreement just kept negotiating. It*s infuriating how they try to smuggle this through in secrecy without much public interference! XC
scarlet1061
Jan. 21st, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
I totally agree.

I wasn't aware of ACTA.
It's scary how legislators feel free to act behind the backs of the public who elected them.

See my comment on Spiced_wine post:
http://spiced-wine.livejournal.com/194353.html?thread=2798129#t2798129
crowdaughter
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:13 am (UTC)
Hi, Scarlet! Yep, the whole ACTA negotiations have happened behind closed doors, and the public has been made aware of the text only through a leak last year or so. There was a protest storm and the text got some amendments, that may or may not have survived. And then the negotiating circles just kept negotiating.

Secret negotiations = lobbyists of the content industry get to put their ideas and demands in; we the public are kept out of the discussion, until it is too late to influence the thing, and then - Voila!

Infuriating.
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