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End for ACTA in Europe as EC withdraws court appeal over treaty

Brussels - It's pretty much the end of the road for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, as least as far as Europe is concerned. ACTA, which would protect copyright over free speech on the Internet, will not feature in the EU.

J. K. Rowling withholds new book from publishers, fears piracy

Author J. K. Rowling has decided to withhold her upcoming book from a handful of foreign publishers over fears of piracy.

European Parliament rejects ACTA

Strasbourg - It is now official: the European Parliament has today rejected the draconian Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in a plenary session.

'Declaration of Internet Freedom' — to keep the Internet free

Many of the web giants and other organizations are joining together to sign a Declaration of Internet Freedom, to keep the internet free and open.

The International Trade Committee of EU Parliament rejects ACTA

Brussels - The INTA committee rejected the controversial legislation by 19 votes to 12 with no abstentions, and is the fourth and final committee to deliver its report on ACTA.

European Parliament opposes ACTA but fight not over yet

Brussels - The European Parliament officially opposes ACTA, as 3 of its committees vote against the controversial and draconian agreement. But the battle is not over yet.

Dutch Parliament rejects Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The Hague - It is official. The Dutch Parliament has rejected ACTA before the EU votes on the controversial treaty in June this year.

The Internet Defense League — fighting for a free Internet

A new league is out there and fighting to defend our freedom on the Internet. Those with a website, blog or even a YouTube channel can join the fight.

Video: 'CISPA pushed by spy & tech companies for profit'

David Seaman, journalist and host of The DL Show, talks in depth about the latest threat to internet freedom and privacy, The Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act, or CISPA.

Video: exclusive interview with Falkvinge — Swedish Pirate Party

In an exclusive interview with Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, the first Pirate Party to be founded in European politics, the various internet censorship threats are discussed.

EU may reject Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

After many protests in the streets of Europe, it looks like ACTA will not come into being. The Member of the EU Parliament responsible for monitoring its process says it should be rejected.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supports CISPA? (updated with video)

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is currently being discussed in Congress and it seems that Mark Zuckerberg is in support of the Act.

Video: Why you should care about SOPA, ACTA etc.

Russia Today has started a new series of videos to both entertain and also to inform the public about the dangers of the looming threat of Internet censorship bills and acts.

SOPA 2 — Internet censorship bill rears its ugly head again?

The bad news is, not only are we to worry about the new CISPA act, but it appears that a renewed SOPA might be about try its luck in Congress yet again.

Move over SOPA & PIPA: Here comes CISPA - 'net censorship updated

Washington - In the wake of SOPA and PIPA, there is yet another terrifying bill on the table. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) which is currently being discussed by Congress.

Web activists don't want free stuff, they want freedom

The leader of the UK Pirate Party says that internet activists are not rallying for 'free online stuff" - they just want freedom on the internet.

Op-Ed: Internet censorship and how it can affect innocent websites

In just two examples of internet censorship gone wrong, 92,000 innocent websites lost business and possibly also their good reputation.

Up to 10 years in jail if you download copyright music in the UK

With ACTA not yet completely ratified, it seems the UK is taking matters into its own hands, with SOCA "tackling the crimes"

On Saturday thousands protested across Europe against ACTA

On 11 February 2012, many thousands took to the streets throughout Europe in a co-ordinated protest against ACTA - the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

ACTA has a brand-new rapporteur – Internet censorship treaty

After the resignation of Kader Arif as rapporteur of this treaty, the world sighed in relief, thinking this might put the ACTA treaty out of action.

11 February 2012 declared day of action against ACTA

SOPA and PIPA are dead ... and may they stay that way forever... 13 million of us protested against them in one way or another, big websites went black for a day to protest, including Wikipedia and Reddit, and the bills were scrapped (for now).

Op-Ed: Obama signed ACTA in violation of Constitution, say critics

In signing ACTA, President Barack Obama has again leapfrogged over the U.S. Constitution, critics charge. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was signed by the United States and several other countries on October 1 with little fanfare.

Op-Ed: Secret Copyright Treaty Threat To Made-in-Canada Policy

While battling commercial counterfeiting would seem like a good idea, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agt process has been marked by unprecedented secrecy as well as leaks revealing that the treaty is really about copyright rather than counterfeiting.
 

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