ACTA is in the process of being made a law in the USA http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3804 http://current.com/technology/92559693_acta-treaty-invading-privacy.htm Why should I care? Well, too bad. ACTA's about to a$$rape your human rights. They're going to end piracy, but go against the constitution in the process. This means it's time to say bye bye to your right to privacy. So, why should you be worried about ACTA? -It allows them to censor the internet. -It allows them to search your iPods and computers randomly without giving a reason. -It allows them to confiscate your iPods and computers without giving a reason -It allows them to monitor what you do online -It allows them to block websites deemed "unacceptable", without limit -It will ban p2p technology, like u******* -It will allow ISPs to PERMANENTLY Ban you from using the internet, without a trial. -It will allow arrests based on the content you search. -In a nutshell, they're basically taking your freedom and raping it in the ass. Our internets will be controlled and monitored, bent to the will of the rich corporations. Think about everything the internet has done for you. Are you going to stick up for it? Are you going to stop these greedy bastards from getting their way? Defend the internet, defend your rights, and fight back, don't be a p*ssy and just sit there saying it'll never get passed. Take action! ******************** [What can I do to help?] Well, we've got some good news. With enough help from awesome people like you, we have a chance of stopping this treaty from going into play. Currently, our strategy is to bring as much publicity to the ACTA as possible. Keep in mind that ACTA is not a bill. It's a secretive treaty that nobody is supposed to know about in the first place. ACTA's advantage is the fact that the general public is oblivious of it. They know what they're doing is unconstitutional, so they are forced to hide it. Why else would it be so secretive? Why is it that all we know is whatever leaked information we can get our hands on? If it's as innocent as they're trying to make themselves out to be, then they would make everything public. This is why we need to take away one of their primary defenses, and reveal ACTA to the public for what it really is. So how, you may ask, can we go about doing this? Well, it's as obvious as you think it is. Tell your friends, spread the word, and do what you can to bring all the publicity you can to ACTA. Below are some fliers that you can print out. http://ifm-store.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2tndwq http://ifm-store.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2tne2q http://ifm-store.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2tne45 http://ifm-store.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2tneo5 There are some other ways you can help prevent ACTA, listed below. -Sign an anti-ACTA petition (http://bit.ly/bQeWeO) -Email the news press about it. (http://bit.ly/bSUcHH) *Be sure to write a thoughtful email, point out ACTA's disregards of the constitution, provide ample information, and use good grammar -Find your congressman [Americans] (http://bit.ly/4ACu1w) -Find your senator [Americans] (http://bit.ly/3UAs) -Find your labour MP [Britons] (http://bit.ly/aDoyoe) -Find your conservative MP [Britons] (http://bit.ly/PwuQl) -Find your MP [Canadians] (http://bit.ly/d2f2cm) -Find your MP [New Zealand] (http://bit.ly/9XHvzW) Credit goes to www.current.com.