After more than two years of negotiations largely behind closed doors and without involvement of our elected representatives or civil society groups, ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is likely to be finalised over the next few days.
ACTA could set up an 'IP border police' without the need for evidence or setting a time limit for the seizure of goods at customs as provided in existing international agreements.
ACTA does not comply with EU privacy laws, warned Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor.
ACTA will commit Governments to act against personal copyright infringement and will be used to push for further erosion of fundamental rights.
The European Parliament has had no say in ACTA. It has strongly criticised the lack of transparency and has put pressure on the Commission to see the final text before it is signed. MEPs will now be able to vote on ACTA.
Contact your MEP now and urge them to vote against ACTA. It only takes two minutes.