February 7, 2012

ACTA Survival Guide for Website Owners

In order to counter the spreading misinformation, we are providing a how-to with short explanations regarding different practical problems related to ACTA. This guide looks at the risks that ACTA creates for websites, particularly e-commerce sites. To stay online, a website owner just needs to make sure that their site contains nothing which might cause […]

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June 27, 2012 · Blogs

MEP Gallo's defence of her PC Inpact article

Following the criticism she received regarding her recent PC Inpact interview, Marielle Gallo published a letter on her website. As we published our translation of the interview, we felt it was fair to also publish her defence. We have included some notes and clarifications in the translation. “Many of you replied to the interview in […]

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November 20, 2013 · Blogs

TPP May Be Worse Than ACTA

A version of 30 August 2013 of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) draft confirms previously expressed concerns that the negotiating parties are prepared to expand the reach of intellectual property rights to the detriment of consumer rights and data protection. The document was recently leaked and published by Wikileaks […]

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February 22, 2010

FAQ on ACTA digital chapter

EDRi has prepared an FAQ on the recently leaked ACTA digital chapter. It is available from: [http://www.edri.org/files/acta_faq_100222.pdf]. The document covers moves to bring about self-regulatory measures by ISPs to introduce “three strikes” systems, the relationship of ACTA with the existing EU regulatory framework and the potential wider impact of ACTA on fundamental rights.

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September 12, 2012

ENDItorial: CET(A)CTA – Criminal sanctions provisions broadly identical

This article is also available in: Deutsch: [CET(A)CTA – Strafrechtliche Sanktionen weitestgehend identisch | https://www.unwatched.org/EDRigram_10.17_ENDitorial_CET-A-CTA_Strafrechtliche_Sanktionen_weitestgehend_identisch?pk_campaign=edri&pk_kwd=20120913] Towards the end of July 2012, a rather strange and surprising e-mail was sent from the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union to the Member States and the European Commission. The e-mail explained that the criminal sanctions […]

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March 12, 2012 · Blogs

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship

Lire cet article en français Support of a single Internet without restrictions and accessible to all is the message of this year’s world day against cyber-censorship. For the fourth time, Reporters without Borders (RSF) has published a report listing the worst violators of online free speech worldwide. In the following, we want to focus on […]

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March 14, 2012

ENDitorial: About copyright reform

This article is also available in: Deutsch: [ENDitorial: Zur Urheberrechtsreform | https://www.unwatched.org/EDRigram_10.5_ENDitorial_Zur_Urheberrechtsreform] EDRi presentation to ALDE Group Meeting on 7 March 2012 In this short presentation, I will briefly address two points. Firstly, the need to soberly assess the very difficult position we currently find ourselves in and, secondly, the dangers of failing to learn […]

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July 4, 2012 · Blogs

EDRi welcomes European Parliament's rejection of ACTA

European Digital Rights (EDRi) warmly welcomed today’s decision by the European Parliament to reject ACTA with an overwhelming majority (478 against, 39 in favour, 165 abstentions). “ACTA was a bad proposal on every level. The drafting process was closed and undemocratic. The final text would have prevented a positive reform of Europe’s profoundly broken copyright […]

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January 28, 2014 · Blogs

TTIP: European Ombudsman warns European Institutions to learn from ACTA negotiations

In December 2011, after extensive efforts to gain access to important documents related to the negotiation of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), European Digital Rights was left with no option than to make a formal complain to the European Ombudsman. In a press release today, the European Ombudsman has indicated that the European Parliament was […]

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August 13, 2004 · Blogs


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December 2, 2011 · Blogs

EDRi transparency complaint to EU Ombudsman

EDRi launches complaint on lack of transparency of European Parliament on ACTA Over the past six months, EDRi has made repeated requests to the European Parliament for access to ACTA documents. Despite having voted not fewer than four times in favour of more transparency in this dossier, the Parliament has consistently refused our applications. Regrettably, […]

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May 22, 2013 · Blogs

TTIP – a brief victory of hope over experience

This article is also available in: Deutsch: [TTIP – ein flüchtiger Sieg der Hoffnung über die Erfahrung | https://www.unwatched.org/EDRigram_11.10_TTIP_ein_fluechtiger_Sieg_der_Hoffnung_ueber_die_Erfahrung?pk_campaign=edri&pk_kwd=20130526] The European Commission this week started providing some insight into its plans for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – in an event in the European Parliament organised by Dutch Liberal MEP, Marietje Schaake and […]

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