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Poland backtracks on ACTA treaty

The wave of protests against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has reached Poland. Activists say it is an attempt by governments to take control of cyberspace, and a threat to their freedom. The Polish government insists it is necessary to protect intellectual property. While the EU and eight other countries have signed the document, it is in Eastern Europe that the text has raised the most heckles.

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