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Anti-Acta sentiment in Slovenia, Greece and Poland

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Anti-Acta sentiment in Slovenia, Greece and Poland


Protesters gathered in the Slovenian capital on Saturday to demonstrate against an international treaty meant to protect intellectual property on the internet.

The protesters in Ljubljana were angry that Slovenia signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, in Tokyo last week.

There were also demonstrations in Greece and Poland, with many feeling ACTA will lead to internet censorship.

“In many countries, for example like in the east, they don’t have freedom of speech, internet, news nothing, and we can see the consequences. So in long term, I think it can happen anywhere,” said one protester in Ljubljana.

Expressing its support for the anti-ACTA movement, hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility for disrupting Slovenia’s largest bank. NLB’s website was down for most of the day causing problems for customers trying to withdraw money from ATMs.

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