SOPA has been dealt with, now ACTA is on the attack! [UPDATED]

SOPA has been dealt with, now a new force is already trying to win where SOPA failed, this new treaty is trying to pass in the European Union. We need to stand together once again to face the forces of evil. If you have no idea what ACTA is, take a look at the video below and share it with your friends and family.

ACTA

ACTA – The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a proposed plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement in Europe.

ACTA (when it comes into force) would establish a new international legal framework that would create its “own governing body outside existing international institutions” such as – the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or the United Nations.

An open letter signed by many organizations, including Consumers International, EDRi (27 European civil rights and privacy NGOs), the Free Software Foundation (FSF), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), ASIC (French trade association for web 2.0 companies), and the Free Knowledge Institute (FKI), states that “the current draft of ACTA would profoundly restrict the fundamental rights and freedoms of European citizens, most notably the freedom of expression and communication privacy.”

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We are Anonymous. We are decentralized, non-violent resistance movement that seeks to restore the rule of law and fight back against the organized criminal class. As we’re aware, the real terrorists known as the government continue to push for full domination and control of our Internet. They believe that it is acceptable to condition and enslave all of us. As proved in America, this just isn’t the case. The people stopped your acts of trying to censor and enslave the Internet and we will do it again. On January 19, during a meeting with NGOs and business representatives, the Polish government announced that it would sign the controversial anti-piracy agreement ACTA on January 26. While the governement calls it a success of the Polish EU Presidency, we the people think this is unacceptable. ACTA would impose new criminal sanctions forcing Internet actors to monitor and censor online communications. Creating legal uncertainty for Internet companies, ACTA would become a major threat to freedom of expression online and another assault against the culture of sharing on the Internet. Poland believes that they can successfully get away with passing this agreement, however this will not occur.

Welcome to Operation ANTI-ACTA. We encourage anyone out there, for the freedom of yourself or for the freedom of your brothers and sisters in Poland to join our operation. We encourage you to spread the word of ANTI-ACTA far and wide. The top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including emails and documentation. Prime targets are Polish government websites and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor with the power of the people. From this point until January 26th, we will disrupt and attack Polish government websites, leaking documentations and emails. We will show the government of Poland that they CAN’T censor the people. To Polish government, this is your last chance…reject ACTA or face consequence from the people. OPERATION ANTI-ACTA

We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We do not Forgive
We do not Forget