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IFPI & Other Lobbyists Tell Parliament That ACTA Protests Silence The Democratic Process

by Mike Masnick

Techdirt 16 February 2012

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IFPI accuses: "protests silence democratic process"

This is really incredible. Apparently IFPI (the international RIAA, basically) penned a letter to European Parliament members concerning the widespread ACTA protests claiming that these "protests silence the democratic process."

Over the past two weeks, we have seen coordinated attacks on democratic institutions such as the European Parliament and national governments over ACTA. The signatories to this letter and their members stand against such attempts to silence the democratic process. Instead, we call for a calm and reasoned assessment of the facts rather than the misinformation circulating.
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