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Stop ACTA ! [Edit : VICTORY !]

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 25, 2012, 5:40 AM
"Dear all,

I am delighted to be able to inform you that ACTA has just been defeated in the plenary session of the European Parliament by 478 votes to 39, with 165 abstentions. Which represents the biggest defeat of a legislative proposal from the Commission ever.

An earlier attempt by the pro-ACTA MEPs to postpone the vote was defeated.

This is an excellent result which is a testament to the very impressive campaign of people power against ACTA which saw millions sign petitions, thousands taking to the streets and contacting their MEPs.

The Commission has indicated that it will continue with their case in the European Court of Justice and will most likely attempt to get Parliament's consent on a modified version of ACTA in the future. So we need to keep up the campaign.

Paul Murphy."



FUCK.
YEAH.





Anti-SOPA campaign has been pretty violent (and effective !) but it is no time to give up !!

ACTA is on its way, and it is NOT a European-only version of SOPA ! Any country in the world can agree on the text if it passes ! Not only this is another way to censor the internet, but it will also affect HEALTHCARE for copyrighted medicine, and any kind of commercial trade !
STAND UP AND FIGHT ! With such a text, you might not be allowed to draw or reproduce any kind of copyrighted material anymore ! DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT FANARTS ?

Sign the petition here !
And the official from Avaaz here !
Learn more about it here !
Fight with humour : Spread the buzz on the #ThingsBetterThanACTA (followed by a thing you hate) and regular #StopACTA posts on Twitter.

SPREAD THE WORD.

Edit : I emailed 13 french european deputees this week, pleading them to take action against ACTA.

And you ?

EDIT 2  : 1000 Anonymous at Paris : youtu.be/RzyQi3MS4h4 protesting against ACTA !
Three french political parties officially pronounced their opposition to ACTA : le Front de Gauche (extreme Left), les Verts (Ecological Party), and the Front National (extreme right [better than nothing I guess...]) .

Another WorldWide action is planned for the 11th of February : www.facebook.com/events/171544… go find your city and country ! THEN STAND UP AND FIGHT !

EDIT 3 : Good news = Slovenian governement excused themselves publicly to have signed the treaty and now condemn it. Brazil refused to sign and denounced it. Poland froze the negociations.
Also, I'll be in Paris for the upcoming protest ! I'll probably have a meme-related sign ( = :icony-u-noplz: ), find me if you're around :D And if you're not, where will you be protesting this week end ? ;)

EDIT 4 : Hello guys ! The Paris Protest was grand ! Lots of people, lots of creative costumes and signs (mine had a lot of success, I was often taken in photo but cannot find one yet...), there was a cold wind but a beautiful weather, no incident...It was a success ! But it's not over ! There's a little video here youtu.be/FoxGOtArcz0 but it was toward the end of the demonstration so i dont think it's very representative of how many we were.


And here are some photos of the other european protests : www.numerama.com/magazine/2163… ! Enjoy !


EDIT 5 : Sorry for the spam, but WOOT ! My Y U NO sign is on 9GAG !! :D 9gag.com/gag/2588956

Skin by Hadeki (modified by poly-m)
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:iconbananafishdog:
bananafishdog Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ALL EUROPES BASE ARE BELONG TO INTERNET
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Marvelguru Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
........ Hoopla!!
Another victory. Free llama's for everyone!
Audience: Really?
HAHAHAHA, Hell no.
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:iconjokenxd:
JokenxD Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go where you have come from, ACTA!!! No one needs you :P
Hooray for the world^^
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:iconeaglelives:
Eaglelives Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Wonderful news.
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:iconsmashbrawlguy:
smashbrawlguy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconawwwyeahplz:
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:iconvictricia:
victricia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
\o/
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:iconzinoodle:
Zinoodle Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmanlytearsplz:
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:iconherotimeplz:
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Galagraphia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On my last project I was warned against going to Europe, because some people may use this to hack into my laptop and download secret corporative documents. Looks like it will be safe for now :)
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ACTA would have affected any country who would have signed this treaty, anywhere in the world !
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:icongalagraphia:
Galagraphia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We Russians are barbarians and pirates. Arrrrg! ;) I'm sure we wouldn't sign anything. (Our entire government is probably torrenting western TV shows!) But working with other countries would become difficult.
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:icontai-porto:
Tai-Porto Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
HALA LOYA~~~~~~
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Rafalskimi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Wohoo!
Teaches them to mess with a man's porn! 8-)
Err... I mean... with the freedom of speech, of course! ^^;
Seriously though, I am, well I think we all are glad that this bloody thing did not pass


This calls for the most awful drawing of celebratory champagne that I will ever, ever, ever do... Never again I will touch muro. *shame*
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:iconitsbeautifulplz:
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:iconmyks0:
myks0 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcirnohooray2plz:
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:iconjokenxd:
JokenxD Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sighed the pedition...damn acta!
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Kwenos Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I wish there was so much interest around here, but no word of public protests has reached my ears, and now there's the Eurocup so nothing matters unless it's round and full of air or has a red t-shirt on... D: Eff them all. I'm happy the rest of Europe is doing something, though.

Side note: Comic sans sign :heart:
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PaeBac Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Man, wish I could've been there. It's amazing to see so many people join together like family for such a cause.
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:iconaskdarksider:
askdarksider Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
mhhhhhaaaa internet rules over all
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:iconportobello92:
portobello92 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Apparemment, il y a encore de l'espoir :)
[link]
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:iconinversereality-2:
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
YOU GO GURL!
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coupleofkooks Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
we saw Your sign on the TV! :iconexcitedplz:
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:iconmyks0:
myks0 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhm... mówimy o polskiej telewizji? Transmitowali to gdzieś jakoś?
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coupleofkooks Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Tak! Nie wiem na jakim kanale, ale była całkiem obszerna transmisja z Paryża.
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myks0 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a lesson to be learned here - messing with :iconpolymorphicgirl: is suicidal.
Plus, watching tv is useful sometimes.
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
REALLY ? AAAWESOME !!!!
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BernyArrBee Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
we had our protest today too. about 4500 people. not bad considering how cold it was. and the protesters behaved.
our goverment acts clueless now. now nobody knows who thought signing this was a good idea. *facepalm*

Nice to hear all went well in paris as well ^^
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I keep thinking the Paris one were the smallest one in Europe...Shame on us xD (and I wont be able to go to the next one !...)
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BernyArrBee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Paris, small protest?! A lot of people told me that the french really know how to protest...or is that one of those evil clichés made up by hollywood?
I blame the weather. if it was spring there would have been a shitton of people on the street ^^

we don't have a new protest day scheduled in vienna. hurm
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cliché indeed :D
(check the official numbers, Germany totally pwned us - and every other country as well)

And it was a damn fine weather ! I think it was the first time I was seeing blue sky in Paris. Still very cold, though. But here's a good video if you wanna check [link] (and try to find me :D)
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BernyArrBee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Merde, I knew it. Damn clichés. X(

Yeah, Germany had protests in like 60 cities. And they didn't even sign ACTA.

In vienna it was windy and really effin' cold. I was expecting headlines in the news like "Attack of the Michelin-Men".

I'll watch it but I was never any good at "where is waldo" I couldn't even find my mates during my protest. XD
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ahaha we had troubles to find each other too :D
(well, here's a hint : search for the Y U NO sign at 3mn27 ^^)
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BernyArrBee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
HAH! Found it! Thank god Ben connected his twitter to facebook so I saw your signs before XD
(sorry, I have tweet-fatique)
Well as far as protesting goes. Your protest looked more like the real deal. The one in vienna was more like a walk of shame XD
There was no crowd-heat and no jumping, just walking. And I had a guy with an amp playing the Nyan Cat theme all the time next to me XD
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poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
LORDS OF THUNDER I would have loved Nyan Cat rather than this shitty techno/rap this car blasted at full power !!
Not only I couldn't hear the slogans and mottos, but I'm sure it was illegal at this volume (so it could have ended badly if the police came to them :/)
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myks0 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah I'm really happy to read this!
Looking forward for pictures though :heart:.
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I hope I'll find some ! :D
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myks0 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! Don't know whether to laugh of hapiness or cry of anger :) Either way You made my day! I think Your banner (and fuuuu one right after it) were simply the best. I know it's not a banner competition, but if I were the government, I would reconsider my foolish decisions right away!
This is all so fucked up. Godness, You're my heroine :* :heart:
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poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Aha I'm just one among the Legion ! ;)
We were 100 000 heros around all europe, yesterday !

But sadly I wont be able to go to the next one, train to go to paris was expensive. Maybe I'll just give some tracts in my street :D
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PoisonDIlu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brazil? In Europe? WTF?

I didn't know this ACTA thing was in latinamerica too, I need to start investigating this.
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
ACTA IS GLOBAL DANGIT ! It has been signed in JAPAN !
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PoisonDIlu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-!
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girl-bug Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck on your protest, I would go but I live in the States.
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poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeaaah the only one in northern america is montréal. Which is a shame, though, because they could be affected by it :/
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LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I am proud, that I can tell you, that our Czech prime minister did only one good thing: stop this crap. At least for now.
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:iconpoly-m:
poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Good news indeed :)
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:iconlsdinkvizitor:
LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
There it is: [link]
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myks0 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Signed by my country.
I feel such an idiot for voting for that prime minister few years ago... I'm not much of a political type, but he sounded an honest man. And now, no cheaper substitues for EXPENSIVE FOREIGN MEDICINES nor car parts, I'm not even mentioning freedom of internet.
I wonder when they'll start blocking sites like dA.
I feel like I'm living in China.
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poly-m Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well I heard it was frozen - the signature doesn't mean it's gonna be applied (I think. I hope)
So let's not give up the fight ! The resistance against it in Poland (and especially the "Anonymous" council) was a pretty strong symbol !
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myks0 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah... good You think that way, because our government kinda ignored it, saying:
"youth don't know what's good for it, they have to rebel against something".
Prime miniter was very RUDE in today's debate, he said in VERY aggresive tone "I don't know if ACTA will be introduced or no, I don't know when. Maybe yes, maybe no".
I almost cried of anger :(

but nevermind.
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