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.
Permalink for comment 506119
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by przemo_li
by przemo_li on Tue 7th Feb 2012 11:03 UTC
Member since:

Well I think, that PM opinion is genuine actions to calm situation in Poland. Period.
Nothing more to look for really.

Official gov info about ACTA showed in paper about fishing regulations...
Gov. decision to sign ACTA in Japan was settled behind closed doors.
Our Privacy Inspecting institutions had whooping 36h for making any opinions before Japan proceedings. Institution regulating net, telecommunication, etc, had even less. (even though PM did put some blame on it letter for not providing its opinion (sic!)).

Oh and invitation to this so-called "debate" where send between 17-22 in the evening. Some even report that they where not invited after all.

So it is genuine attempt to call protests down. Period.
(This mean that if refusing ACTA is only way, then it will be done. In mean time our gov. will push all docs about ACTA it made into open)

Edited 2012-02-07 11:09 UTC

Reply Score: 2