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    ACTA protest in Malta.


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     alanfalzon shot these photos today in Valletta, Malta, of protesters demonstrating against the controversial Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement [ACTA]. 'Around 400 people attended, although the majority of these were under 25 years old,' he said. 'They were very concerned and worried that the governments who already signed, including the Maltese government, did not consult the public about this agreement. They are also very concerned that private information about people will be passed on to governments and organisations by local ISP companies. The general belief is that ACTA came about after international entertainment companies pressured these governments into taking action just because these said companies still use old business practices.'
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    Maltese nationals, joined protesters from all over the world by marching into Valletta to show their anger and concern over the recent signing of ACTA by governments. Although mostly teens the speakers explained in detail the implications of this agreement and repeatedly mentioned the disappointment that no public consultation was made.Valletta,Malta,11th February 2012

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