ACTA: Riots in Poland – but in Sweden the lid is on tight
Tens of thousands of demonsrants out against ACTA in Poland. In Sweden, it is unclear if the government even has a setting for the controversial trade agreement.
“The next threat to the Internet”
The fear that it will lead to that network operators are forced to become “cyberpolice” chasing its users for everything from a link on twitter to an attached radio clip in an email.
The swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt claimed he knew nothing about the SOPA and PIPA
The Swedish Prime Minister does not seem to be well-versed on the controversial U.S. laws SWEEP and PIPA (ACTA expected to have similar or greater effect). In a phone-in on the radio station on Wednesday, Fredrik Reinfeldt, the following question:
What are your thoughts on the SOPA and PIPA American draft laws on copyright issues?
- I’m not too familiar with the American legislative proposals, and would not comment on them. But I see no copyright issues so difficult, there have been many great legal alternatives.
Although the U.S. laws SOPA and PIPA been postponed until further notice the new bill ACTA is the new threat to the internet.
Its terrible that a country with Sweden’s status passes a bill like this without any consideration whatsoever, and without the citizens even knowing it…
In Poland, it has led to protests so violent that 24 people were arrested in a smaller town because they include vandalized cars. In Krakow marched 10,000 people on the streets to demonstrate on Wednesday, reports the BBC.