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Internet Paranoia Are Protesters' ACTA Concerns Justified?

Hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated across Europe against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, much to the surprise of the continent's politicians. A new protest movement is forming around the issue, amid concerns that users could be severely punished for minor copyright infringements. Meanwhile, Internet experts warn against anti-ACTA hysteria.
Von Ralf Beste, Hilmar Schmundt und Christian Schwägerl
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan