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We beat it up and left it for dead, but it didn't learn. And now it's opting for a different tactic. It's sporting a full facelift, and hair dye to change its appearance. Yeah, we may have beaten it in the European Parliament, but now its supporters have worked a good part of ACTA into another document. The Canadian-EU Trade Agreement, or CETA, is the identity that ACTA wants to pass itself off as. Those in favor of ACTA are looking to use Canada as a back door to implement ACTA. Here's some info I found about the identity change.
"Never one to take the word "No" at face value, the European Commission (EC) has tried various tactics to ease ACTA through the European Parliament, including an attempt to delay the last week's vote until the European Court of Justice had ruled on it's compatibility with EU law.
According to Geist, "The European Commission strategy appears to be to use CETA as the new ACTA, burying its provisions in a broader Canadian trade agreement with the hope that the European Parliament accepts the same provisions it just rejected with the ACTA framework. If successful, it would likely then argue that ACTA poses no new concerns since the same rules were approved within the Canadian trade deal.""
Here's the article if you want to read more: www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2…
and here's a web blog containing a side-by-side comparison of ACTA with its CETA counterparts. www.michaelgeist.ca/content/vi…

ACTA may try to hide, but it can't fool us with a cosmetic change. We're smart enough to see that this wanna-be chameleon is actually a leopard incapable of changing its spots. The EC sounds to me like a spoiled child, upset and always wanting its way. When one 'parent' told the child no, it tries to make another 'parent' say yes. Well we beat ACTA once, and we can beat it again. And this time let's make sure we spank the EC for being a spoiled brat, so that it can walk away from this understanding that no means "NO!!!"
I have yet to find many petitions against CETA, but if I come across any more, I will add them to this group and this journal. For now, I have at least managed to find these, but I think they're Canadian only....
www.canadians.org/action/2011/…
stopceta.ca/
www.cfne.org/modules/news/arti…
From what I can tell, CETA is a much broader trade agreement than ACTA. But personally, I don't care what part of CETA a petition is playing up. If it will still get the result of stopping the ACTA-like parts of CETA, I'm all for it.

If anyone else knows or finds any CETA petitions, please share them so everyone can sign for maximum impact.

Update: Here's another petition: www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Tell…
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SilverStarApple Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Writer
FUCK YEAH!
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Sunlit-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apparently a certain trashbag is trying to be sneaky as well...

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ItalianDragon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want this bastard dead right now.
Makes me wish Agent 47 was real.
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   General Artist
F***!
As if we Canadians did'nt have enuth trouble trying to get people to protest aganset Bill C-11 (our version of SOPA), now we've got to deal with a new version of ACTA as well!?!
****!
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For crying out loud...ENOUGHT IS ENOUGHT!
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ItalianDragon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's time to put down keyboards and to grab weapons.
I'd say it's time to go in guns blazing since they don't wanna hear us.
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds well. Too bad we can't organize since the american ISPs will complain and get all of us killed.
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ItalianDragon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not unless you make them blind and deaf
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:iconzenoxen:
Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how? Any ideas?
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ItalianDragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just have to flood them with fake infos.
At some point they won't be able to distinguish what's truth and what's lie and it would be our best chance to strike.
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds good!
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ItalianDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe ^^
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