Meet ACTA: PIPA and SOPA's Big Brother (in Off-topic)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] January 25 2012 8:54 PM EST

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is an international treaty that threatens free speech and your privacy online. Imagine if your ISP could censor their networks, police what you did online, and with greater ease turn your information over to authorities. That's the danger that ACTA poses, and it's got to be stopped.

Access in October raised the red flag on ACTA, but the downfall of SOPA and PIPA has helped turn ACTA from a forgotten international treaty to the center of the fight for a free and open internet. Though several countries have already signed this treaty, the European Parliament still has to vote on its approval. If they vote NO, it will will totally dismantle ACTA and send it back to the drawing board. Sign the petition below, calling on the European Parliament to vote NO on this dangerous treaty.

Unappreciated Misnomer January 25 2012 9:54 PM EST

no wai?!, relentless arent they?

anyways signed and dated!

Quyen January 26 2012 10:12 AM EST


Waldo January 26 2012 12:38 PM EST

Did my part :)

178,091 have signed the petition

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] January 26 2012 1:59 PM EST

Big content is going to keep trying until they have some kind of draconian legislation on the books that lets them basically take anyone down to the basement and beat the snot out of them with a rusty pipe.

They are defending their dwindling market share from the future, which happens to be digital distribution.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] January 26 2012 3:29 PM EST

They are trying to defend their dwindling market share from the future, which happens to be digital distribution.
Fixed. :P
Also, signed.

QBRanger January 26 2012 5:00 PM EST


IPoop January 26 2012 5:08 PM EST


Lord Bob January 26 2012 6:25 PM EST

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