24 February, 2012

The Angers Anonymous will try to rally tomorrow against the Acta

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The Angers Anonymous have launched a new appeal to demonstrate on February 25th on Ralliement square their opposition to the implementation against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta). Acta is a multinational treaty about the establishment of an international legal framework for targeting counterfeit goods, genetic medicines and copyright infringement on Internet. It was signed in October 2011 by eight countries and in January 2012, the European Union and 22 countries members signed as well. After approval by 6 countries, the convention will come into force.
Supporters have described the agreement as a response to "the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works". Opponents say the convention adversely effects fundamental rights including freedom of expression and privacy.

This is the third initiative of the Angers Anonymous. Two demonstrations have already took place in January and February, which, apparently, didn't attract a lot of inhabitants. The caracteristic of the Anonymous is they wear a mask. This one comes from the movie "V for Vendetta" and refers to an old English historical character : Guy Fawkes, author of  a failed assasination attempt against the King James I of England (The Gunpowder plot,1605).

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