On the Role of Copyright Protection in the Information Society - Anti-ACTA Protests in Poland as a Lesson of Participatory Democracy

Author:Katarzyna Gracz
Position::Phd Candidate at the Department of Law, European University Institute, Florence
Pages:21-35
SUMMARY

In January 2012, Poland witnessed massive protests, both in the streets and on the Internet, opposing ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which triggered a wave of strong anti-ACTA movements across Europe. In Poland, these protests had further far-reaching consequences, as they not only changed the initial position of the government on the controversial treaty but also... (see full summary)


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