Tuesday, August 17, 2010

[FSF] Delivering the ACTA petition: Sign before Thursday to have yo ur voice heard!

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From: John Sullivan
Subject: [FSF] Delivering the ACTA petition: Sign before Thursday to have your voice heard!
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:07:30 -0400
To: info-fsf@fsf.org
Reply-To: info@fsf.org

A month ago, we published a statement against ACTA
(http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/acta/acta-declaration) and asked for your
signatures in support. Over 3,000 of you joined us in calling on ACTA
negotiators to either dramatically change the agreement or drop it all

We did this because ACTA attacks the rights of computer users
(http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/acta/why-acta-declaration) around the
world and threatens, in a disguised way, to punish Internet users with
disconnection if they are accused of sharing. It also requires countries
to prohibit software that can break Digital Restrictions Management
(DRM), also known as digital handcuffs.

Yesterday was the start of a week-long series of ACTA meetings in the
US between country representatives. This makes now a key time to
ensure your voices are heard. As Dr. Michael Geist said yesterday,
"With the US on its home turf and having pushed for an accelerated
schedule...the next week could decide the fate of ACTA."

This Thursday, August 19th, we will be delivering the petition -- with your
signatures -- to the ACTA negotiators.

If you haven't signed already
(http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/acta/acta-declaration), please do, and
help spread the word so we can get as many signatures as possible before

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