Acta protests: Thousands take to streets across Europe
Posted in: Government & Policy at 13/02/2012 16:34
Thousands of people have taken part in co-ordinated protests across Europe in opposition to a controversial anti-piracy agreement.
Significant marches were held in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta).
Around 200 protesters gathered in central London outside the offices of rights holder representative groups.
Anti-ACTA protests hit high gear across EU
Protests against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have kicked into high gear with massive demonstrations across four continents.
Protests are being held in over 200 European cities with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets to express their disgust at the European Parliament ratifying ACTA.
Protests erupt across Europe against web piracy treaty
Tens of thousands of protesters took part in rallies across Europe on Saturday against an international anti-piracy agreement they fear will curb their freedom to download movies and music for free and encourage Internet surveillance.
More than 25,000 demonstrators braved freezing temperatures in German cities to march against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) while 4,000 Bulgarians in Sofia rallied against the agreement designed to strengthen the legal framework for intellectual property rights.