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

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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