People Power Protecting Net Freedom

Hundreds of thousands of people have spoken, and leaders are starting to listen. The notoriously overbearing ACTA agreement, which aims to stem the flow of file-sharing by imposing restrictions on the internet, is on the ropes as official support continues to drop.

Bulgaria and the Netherlands have joined Poland and Germany in declining to ratify ACTA. Hooray!

The struggle is by no means over. ACTA hasn’t been killed yet, and even if it does get scrapped, there will be even more insidious bills coming down the pipeline.

Still, the bright side is that democracy works. Government goes to whoever shows up, and when the numbers involved get large enough, systems cater to the will of the majority.

Corporations may bring millions of bribe dollars to the table, but as long as millions of engaged individuals get involved and speak out in unison, politicians and governments will have no choice but to side with the people.

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