SeanBM Threads: 46
Joined: Mar 10, 2008
Moderator Jan 24, 2012, 05:50pm #
I'd like to get your views on ACTA
and PIPA if you're in the United States.
Here is an artical, in English, about ACTA in Poland
Polish Internet went supernova when three days ago it was announced that our government was going to sign ACTA. It came out of nowhere, and most Polish users didn’t follow the SOPA/PIPA legislation battle of the US – it seemed much more distant than it is now. First came the official statement from our President’s bureau, in which Poland was supposedly achieving great international success by catching up with the world standards of copyright protection. We were to sign ACTA on January 26.
This was registered by a few niche websites, and went for the most part unnoticed by the mass media. Bloggers and youtubers started to dig into the subject, research the legislation itself and post comments so that more people would get interested. We were caught totally off-guard, but luckily, the Internet stood up to the challenge: in the next 24 hours, literally hundreds of thousands of people started to speak out, write letters to our government, organize protests, record videos and hype the thing up.
(don't know how many words it is mods). too many.