The internet is effectively being censored by the ACTA legislation which surpasses local and national governments as it is an international treaty signed by executive agreement. It is not simply the 22 EU Member States that have signed the ACTA legislation. The list includes:
-the European Union and 22 Member States
-Singapore and South Korea
While 'we the people' were mobilising against SOPA and PIPA, reporting it all over the internet, raising awarness and (for the American citizens) calling senate representitive and congress people and urging them to repeal their support- our federal governments have implemented similiar legislation through executive agreements and other means.
We were duped. However many have mobilised against it. In belguim there were protests 9gag.com... as there were protests in Poland. In Australia many groups concerned with internet freedoms have appealed to our federal government.
However some of the alarming facts are that the public wasn't permitted to see the ACTA legislation untill after implementation. ACTA was being promotted by the G8 in 2008 and early drafts were considered in Wellington New Zealand in 2010. However, both the Bush and Obama administration refused to show their citizens the contents of the ACTA legislation as it would "cause damage to the national security".
We were all fooled. It is time we take a stand once again and save online freedoms.