Well, it looks like some serious opposition to ACTA is starting to emerge in Europe. There are now dozens of street protests being planned in the following weeks in several countries:
http://pad.telecomix.org/acta-protests (the pad only takes a maximum of 16 simultaneous users, so don’t leave its window open!)
Here’s another pad:
Here’s a map of the events:
In Brussels and in a total of 36 cities in France people marched already last Saturday. Repeat protests are planned also in these locations.
The remarkable difference between these protests and the SOPA/PIPA protests a while ago is that this time the main action seems to be happening on the streets rather than on the Internet. In fact, we may be witnessing here the first time that major street protests have erupted over issues concerning freedom of the Internet, surely another milestone in the history of the global Internet community. In their way, these protests are also a logical follow-up to the Occupy movement where the distinction between political activity on the Internet and direct action on the streets was already being blurred with livestreams and Twitter feeds broadcasting the events on the streets to the Internet in real time.
La Quadrature du Net has posted a great infographic on ACTA here:
See also this debunking of the EU Commission’s pro-ACTA propaganda: