Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Feb 2012 21:44 UTC
Legal It would seem that freedom of speech and the open web are in better hands in Eastern Europe than they are in Western Europe. After Poland, the Czech Republic is the second country to suspend the process of ratifying ACTA. "A wave of protests against the international agreement, including hackers' attacks, has swollen in the world as well as in the Czech Republic. 'By no means would the government admit a situation where civic freedoms and free access to information would be threatened,' [Czech PM] Necas said." Anyone from either Poland or the Czech Republic care to comment on how serious we have to take their politicians? If a Dutch or an American politician said something like this, I'd be weary and mistrusting.
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No f**ing way
by utumno on Tue 7th Feb 2012 02:59 UTC
utumno
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2008-02-10

The goobermint in Poland ( and I strongly suspect Czech Rep as well ) has simply adopted a delay tactic. They are waiting for the protests to fade away.

After all, like Rick Falkvinge just showed us, the Swedish goobermint is 'fully on board' with its American overlords. If things like that happen in Sweden, I am scared to think what's going on behind the scenes in potato republics like Poland or the Czech Rep.

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