The biggest tech news in America recently was the possible passing of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) which has currently been put on hold due to large scale online protests from groups, individuals and other corporations concerned that the act, which on the surface, is aimed at stopping File Sharing and Piracy, but concerns were raised that it can also be abused to restrict individuals rights for freedom of expression on the internet.
However, there is another treaty currently being progressed in the EU, which has been developed by media corporations, behind closed doors, that could be used to criminalise internet users and destroy freedom of speech on the internet. The 2 videos below highlights some of the main concerns of the ACTA treaty and why this must be stopped to protect our freedoms and stop internet censorship.
Below is a campaign letter we have received from AVAAZ, giving further details of why ACTA needs to be stopped. AVAAZ is a group dedicated to highlighting the concerns of the ACTA treaty and campaigning at an EU and global level to get the treaty stopped.
ACTA is a growing concern as a treaty which could create wide scale internet censorship and monitoring of all internet traffic and online communications. If anyone would like to sign the petition to encourage EU politicians to reject the treaty, please click on the Stop ACTA banner on the top-right hand-side of the site.