INTA adopted its final recommendation: The European Parliament must reject ACTA!

first_img Help by sharing this information June 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 INTA adopted its final recommendation: The European Parliament must reject ACTA! Europe – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says For further details : La Quadrature du Net———21.06.12 – INTA Committee Must Reject ACTAJoint press release by 41 European and International organisations to invite Members of the INTA committee to fully reject ACTA.ACTA threatens fundamental freedoms online, Net neutrality, innovation, access to free/libre technologies and to essential medicines. The European Parliament has all the evidence needed to reject it, and if it were to postpone the final vote on the agreement it would be seen as escaping its political responsibility.On Thursday, June 21st, Members of the International Trade (INTA) committee of the EU Parliament will issue their final recommendation on ACTA to the rest of the Parliament.So far all committees have called for the rejection of ACTA. We urge the INTA members to do the same, and vote against any amendment calling for the adoption of ACTA or for postponing the final vote of the Parliament. Delaying the vote is a deceptive stratagem that the EU Commission and industry lobbies have been pushing for weeks in order to save face.Members of the EU Parliament must take on their political duty and protect citizens against this dangerous agreement. It is more than urgent to break away from ACTA’s repressive logic, and make the fundamental policy distinction between real, harmful counterfeiting of physical goods and the sharing practices that are the building blocks for our culture and for a better society.Signatories:ABUL (France) Act-Up Paris (France) AIDES (France) Alternative Informatics Association (Turkey) April (France, EU) Article 19 (International) Asociación de Internautas (Hungary) Bits of Freedom (Netherlands) Coalition PLUS (International) Constant, Association For Arts and Media (Brussels) Datapanik (Belgium) Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. (Germany) Digital Freedom and Rights Organisation (Sweden) Electronic Frontier Finland (Finland) European Digital Rights (EU) Fédération FDN (France) Fight for the Future (USA) Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (EU) Foundation Institute for Regional Development (Poland) Foundation for information policy research (UK, EU) Framasoft (France) Free Culture Forum (Spain, EU) Free and Open Source Software Foundation (Poland) Fundacja Projekt: Polska (Poland) Hungarian Autonomous Center for Knowledge (Hungary) Internet Society – Bulgaria (Bulgaria) Internet Society – Poland (Poland) La Quadrature du Net (France, EU) La Ligue des droits de l’Homme (Belgium) Liga voor Mensenrechten (Belgium) Net Users’ Rights Protection Association (Belgium, EU) Open Rights Group (United Kingdom) Open Standards Alliance (Hungary) Panoptykon Foundation (Poland) Polish Linux User Group (Poland) Reporters Without Borders (International) Solthis (France) TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue (International) Vrijschrift (Netherlands) (Spain) http://whois– News News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Europe – Central Asia RSF_en Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia By 19 votes to 12, the members of the International Trade (INTA) committee of the EU Parliament adopted on 12 June its voting recommendation and advises the Parliament to reject ACTA during the upcoming plenary vote, scheduled for July 4th. June 7, 2021 Find out more News Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more News June 4, 2021 Find out more to go further (logo and photo: La Quadrature du Net) last_img read more

Foundations step up with assistance programs

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr North Georgia Credit Union employees each received $100 to spend locally in support of the #CreditUnionsCareChallenge. continue reading »center_img Credit union foundations, with support from leagues and credit unions, are providing relief assistance throughout the states they serve as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic touches every corner of the nation.Iowa Credit Union FoundationThe Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) launched a new Emergency Relief Fund to assist Iowans during the pandemic, which has caused a major disruption to the state’s economy, the income of many Iowans, and the health of small businesses across the state.Under the leadership of Executive Director Jaimie Miller, the fund has raised more than $675,000 with donations still streaming in.“Founded during the devastating floods of 1993, the Foundation is here to help again in this time of economic uncertainty,” says Miller. “This emergency fund was created with generous donations from credit unions, businesses, and individuals, enabling us to do more to help vulnerable Iowans and communities across the state.”last_img read more