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Over 2 million say No to anti-counterfeit treaty

01.03.12 @ 10:08

  1. By Méabh Mc Mahon

(Photo: Olivier Hansen)

Two and a half million people signed a petition this week urging the European Parliament to say 'no' to the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, Acta. The multinational treaty - which among other things aims to protect artists' rights to remuneration - has been met with protests all over the European Union. According to critics, the agreement will result in censorship of the internet and restrict access to life-saving medicines in developing countries.