Watch Out: Widespread Protests Against ACTA Spreading Across Europe
from the wow dept
As we’ve noted multiple times, it appears the entertainment industry still does not recognize what kind of beast it awoke with its efforts to shove through SOPA and PIPA. While it still believes it was the “tech community” that caused those bills to be shelved, it’s been ignoring that a very large segment of internet users have been activated on these issues… and they’re angry and willing to be proactive. We’ve pointed out that lots of attention has turned towards ACTA — and while it’s late in the process, don’t underestimate the power of an awful lot of pissed off people who recognize that their internet is being messed with in a way that may harm their ability to communicate.
A bunch of folks have been setting up February 11th as a global day of protest against ACTA, and if the entertainment industry thought that the anger would simmer down after the SOPA/PIPA fight, they may have miscalculated again. Just take a look at the live map showing the planned February 11th protests across Europe:
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