Typically, as all eyes were focused on America’s SOPA and PIPA war, ACTA came along almost undetected.
On January 26, the EU and member states including the UK signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Japan.
Right now, as reported by AVAAZ, negotiators at secretive talks are working on a deal that would cut off people from life-saving medicines.
Millions of people rely on generic medicines to treat diseases like malaria and HIV. If the so-called Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) goes forward, they could find themselves unable to afford the drugs that keep them alive.
Negotiators are trying to rush through the talks in response to mounting opposition. Our voices can prevent a bad deal being struck when no-one is looking.
ACTA may well have been signed but the fight isn’t quite over; we have until June to save our internet.