The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA to its friends, is coming under fire in the EU from those who fear it will lead to online censorship. But it’s received particular attention from the public of Poland, and that’s been reflected by some of the nation’s politicians.
ACTA is a far-reaching agreement. It’s designed to harmonise international standards on protecting the rights of those who produce music, movies, and god knows what else, and part of that includes tackling online piracy. Those who oppose it worry that EU authorities will start blocking internet content.
Not everyone in the Polish government opposes ACTA, of course, but officials from the Palikot’s Movement do, and they decided to make it known by holding the famed Anonymous masks to their faces in Parliament. Don’t you wish some US polticiains took this kind of approach? [Tech Dirt; Image: AP]