ACTA talks

Thursday, February 9th, at 19:30h

Because of lighting-fast events from the beginning of the year, the world rebellion against SOPA and PIPA acts, global revolt against international ACTA agreement, within the B-link festival, and in cooperation with the Pirate Party, we are organizing a panel discussion to inform the public of Serbia about these events.

Today, many people experience the Internet as the only “place” where we can be free and where the practice of democracy is only possible. Laws that were recently discussed in the media threaten to restrict that area. However, certain articles of these laws are not known to all, and if these laws pass the ratification and legislative procedures of each country, we would suffer unforeseeable consequences.

In addition to clarifying the essence of the law, we will initiate the issues relating to the identification of boundaries that these laws propose and how they are in the interests of the people. We will be talking about whether Serbia is under pressure and how it relates to international laws and initiatives of this type. Finally, considerable attention will be devoted to the impact of the citizens on this global trend, the way they inform, connect and organize themselves.

Žarko Ptiček, IT lawyer;
Ognjen Uzelac, lawyer specialists in copyright and related rights in the domain of music;
Aleksandar Blagojević, Pirate Party founder and activist in the field of protection of individual digital sovereignty.