Mass Protests Against ACTA All Across Europe
from the damn,-that's-a-lot-of-people dept
Despite freezing temperatures in parts of Europe, it appears that tons and tons of people turned up in person at the various anti-ACTA protests held all across Europe. The amount of people definitely exceeded most expectations. Some of the protests were especially impressive, such as those held in Munich, which you can see in the video below:
Not all of the protests were that impressive, but certainly an awful lot of people came out to protest.
What really amazes me about all of this is that ACTA was going on for nearly four years before pretty much anyone in the public started paying serious attention to it. And what caused it? The entertainment industry’s massive overreach on SOPA. The response to that woke people up to other efforts by the industry to pass dangerous rules, laws and trade agreements in their favor — and now the backlash seems to be in full swing.