[storyful] Protesters took to the streets across Europe on Saturday against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The treaty establishes international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement, and covers counterfeit goods, medicines and copyright infringement on the internet. Online, the protest tweets lined up under the hashtags #ACTA and #ActAgainstACTA. Last month, 22 out of the European Union’s 27 member states signed the treaty. Kader Arif, European rapporteur for ACTA, resigned after the move and issued a strongly worded statement, saying: “I want to send a strong signal and alert the public opinion about this unacceptable situation. I will not take part in this masquerade.” … full article here.