For the past four years, La Quadrature du Net has raised awareness and campaigned against ACTA. By now, we need your help to build a post-ACTA world, advocating for a positive agenda to protect our freedoms.
"NO to ACTA" explains in 2 minutes and in simple terms the dangers of ACTA for Internet users as well as for access to medicines, while calling for action. It helped spread the word on ACTA in mainstream media, reaching a wider audience through powerful symbols and messages. It was spontaneously translated into 15 languages by volunteers.
Let's build a post-ACTA world!
The mobilization of the citizens made a huge rejection of ACTA possible, by 478 to 39 during the final vote at the European Parliament, killing this treaty once and for all, and paving the way for a positive reform of copyright. By now, it is essential to remain mobilized to stop this repressive trend which keeps imposing measures that harm the Internet and fundamental freedoms.
Building tools empowering citizens to change things
La Quadrature du Net provides tools for citizens who want to take action and participate in the public debate. Tools such as Political Memory, La Quadrature's Mediakit, the Pi-Phone or ad-hoc campaigning tools, such as Respect My Net, are under constant development, in track with La Quadrature's campaigning, and participate in the technical and political empowerment of citizens.
Funding full-time activists and volunteers' actions
La Quadrature du Net's infrastructure allows three full-time and one part-time activists as well as an intern to work together out of a shared space in Paris. This space enables volunteers to participate in workshops and campaigning. Funding also serves to organize volunteer action such as bringing citizens from all over Europe to the EU Parliament.
Spread the word about this campaign! By speaking up on social networks, on blogs, or by telling people around you about the importance of La Quadrature's actions, and how they can participate, you can help us. This support is vital, as La Quadrature can only exist through the citizens who share our commitment to the free Internet. You can also support La Quadrature du Net day after day by getting involved.
Financial donations help la Quadrature work on a day-to-day basis by paying for its fulltime activists' salaries, costs and such, but la Quadrature would be nothing without the people who give their time, skills and energy to support its actions and make them their own. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to find a way to contribute that suits you!
The Open Society Foundation has been contributing to La Quadrature du Net's budget through a yearly grant of 50K euros (60K for 2012), but the majority (all the rest) of our funds come from individual citizens' contributions. This is a guarantee of independence, but at the same time creates uncertainty regarding the sustainability of our income and of our action.
We do not recommend using PayPal for donations, for ethical reasons (their actions against WikiLeaks, among others) and because of the overtly expensive costs incurred. Nevertheless, if it is your only option, you may use the following account: email@example.com.
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Flattr also offers the possibility to make larger donations, which offers an interesting alternative to PayPal. To make a donation to La Quadrature du Net via Flattr, please use the form on this page. As Flattr donations are anonymous, we will not be able to send you your goodies, unless you contact us with identifiable information, and in particular the the amount you plan to give in your donation.
La Quadrature du Net does not sell t-shirts. The only way to support la Quadrature du Net (financially) is to make a donation. Of course, you can also help and support la Quadrature in other ways, by helping out for instance. Selling t-shirts would require a lot of time and effort and would probably mean hiring someone in order to make anything substantial from it. It would not be worth it. The pi-shirts are but a (small) gift from la Quadrature to show its gratitude and thank its most generous benefactors.