Latest update, June 6th: All four committees that have voted so far have recommended the European Parliament should reject ACTA. This is good news, but the final 'plenary' vote in July is the big final decision. So it's still useful to find your MEP and explain why you think they should vote to reject the treaty.
We're supporting another day of demonstrations on Saturday, 9th June. We'll be at the London demonstration, which is going to be outside Europe House, 32 Smith Square. There's a Facebook page with more information.
Update, 29th May 2012: See our latest blog post on a crucial week for ACTA. Find out how you can help by getting in touch with your MEPs.
What is it?
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is an international agreement, negotiated in secret. It is supposed to tackle large-scale counterfeiting. But its overly broad definitions, harsh punitive measures and lack of democratic validity make it a danger to how our Internet is governed and to freedom of expression and privacy online.
The Agreement is now finally facing some democratic scrutiny, as the European Parliament decides whether to give it's consent. That means we have a chance to influence what happens.
We have posted a briefing paper that sets out some of the key reasons why we believe ACTA should be rejected.
You can help.
Contact your MEP. Tell them why the European Parliament should reject ACTA.
Find out who your MEP, and get in touch with them to explain why you care and why you think they should reject ACTA. Remember that the MEPs are considering the agreement, rather than responsible for it! You can contact your MEP using our tool.
Subscribe to the public-mailing list for discussion of the Stop ACTA campaign.
ACTA is in trouble - support is ebbing away. So your help could make the difference.
Why you should care?
Where to learn more: We have a short briefing that gives a little more detail about why we think ACTA should be rejected.
What else can I do?
ACTA is currently being considered by a number of committees in the European Parliament. These committees will produce opinions that will help determine whether MEPs vote to accept or reject ACTA. You can also help by contacting the MEPs on these committees and explaining to them why you are concerned.
Find out which MEPs are on these committees and how to contact them at the LQDN wiki.