STOP the ACTA: ACTA In A Nutshell

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada.


Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA?

Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.



Essential ACTA Resources -

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA:Letter 1Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
  • Reuters: ACTA signed in Tokyo: Article
  • United States ACTA: Read
  • European Union Trade Commission ACTA: Read
  • Australian Gov’t ACTA: Read
  • Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic: Read
  • ACTA Undermines Access to Medicines: Article


Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.



- Article Written By: Anonymous/YourAnonNews


  • ACTA
About the Author

Send your articles/vlogs/etc to to have them published!

  • Edythe Harlowe

    I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for putting up.

  • Jencarlos

    First of all well done Poland, the Czech Republic and now Germany to refuse to sign ACTA. Shame on my geonremvnt, UK, for ratifying. Basically ACTA is something cooked up by American corporations, who with their extensive lobbying and funding of their politicians, are using ACTA to stifle developments in the rest of the world through the legal process. ACTA has been developed in private. Once the policy was developed then Japan, heavily influenced by America, was brought on board to justify calling it an international treaty. Then most of the rest of the world, without too much thought, have mostly signed up. Intellectual property rights are, and should be, discussed, agreed and implemented through the far more open discussions of the World Trade Organisation. Already the implementations of ACTA are being felt throughout the world. The current negotiations between the EU and India are likely to end up with Indian firms providing anti-HIV drugs to Africa being either banned or being sold at such a high price that tens of thousands of people will die. American companies are already exploiting beneficial work done by others for example patenting gene sequences discovered by gene-mapping and an attempt to patent the seeds of some varieties of traditionally grown rice in India. If you have not already sign the petition’s petition. Write to both your own politicians and the members of the EU parliament. If not say good bye to academic co-operation and individuals and small businesses developing innovative products both that Europe does well. Instead expect large corporations to dominate the world; to destroy small businesses with expensive law suites; to drastically reduce choice. No. NO NO NO.

  • hagaxv

    TiIqVX hrjbqmtnddvr

  • niyzyhvks

    5WfjIV , [url=]yvxkyqdcarps[/url], [link=]xkibhjvihtvh[/link],

  • rbvdlnheid

    nNRHLK oeysnawyusvg

  • data recovery from hard drive

    Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  • fviccphmn

    Lph5UU , [url=]esitxvxhgzsi[/url], [link=]bqllngolnwfr[/link],

  • Credit Keeper

    Great article! I loved the knowledge as well as the information given . Also, your blogging style is very pleasing to read. If you have enough time kindly check out my new website and tell me what you think.

  • Sports Games

    Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your theme. Thank you

  • Action Games

    Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  • pharmacy discount network

    I liked as much as you’ll receive performed right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. however, you command get got an impatience over that you want be turning in the following. in poor health indisputably come further previously once more as exactly the same just about very incessantly within case you defend this hike.

  • NFL Snapback Hats

    To do this, most embroidered design companies use embroidery machines to reproduce the logo on your chosen garment.