It’s essential that we defeat ACTA. It’s not just about copyright but fundamental rights of individuals.
It takes a few minutes using http://writetothem.org
Here’s what I wrote:
Monday 2 July 2012
Dear Andrew Duff, David Campbell Bannerman, Stuart Agnew, Vicky Ford,
Robert Sturdy, Geoffrey Van Orden and Richard Howitt,
Dear Cambridge MEPs
I would urge you very strongly to vote against ACTA next week.
A very good analysis is given by Glyn Moody
My added view is that defeating ACTA will be seen as similar to Magna
Carta, the Rights of Man, trial by jury and many other places where
Britain has pioneered reform of democracy and the rights of
If ACTA passes we are condemned to a century of digital darkness which
will spill over into many other aspects of our everyday life.
Dr. Peter Murray-Rust
Immediate support from UKIP:
Dear Dr Murray-Rust
Thank you for your recent email, addressed to Stuart Agnew MEP. I am
replying on his behalf.
Mr Agnew is a member of the UK Independence Party. We are strongly opposed
to ACTA and the EU taking control of intellectual property rights and have
been for some time.
Please rest assured that we will continue to oppose it.
Political Advisor to Stuart Agnew MEP
UK Independence Party
145 New London Road
Tel: 01245 266466
Fax: 01245 252071
PMR: This is democracy in action. Thanks UKIP! (There is a possible implication that they would support the UK taking control of our democratic rights, but we’ll face that when we come to it!)