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A computer screen displays the blocked government web page belonging to Sejm (Poland's Parliament) in Warsaw January 22, 2012. REUTERS photo

A computer screen displays the blocked government web page belonging to Sejm (Poland's Parliament) in Warsaw January 22, 2012. REUTERS photo

Polish leaders are meeting to debate their stance on an international copyright agreement after activists attacked government websites to protest the treaty.

Michal Boni, the minister for administration and digitization, said Prime Minister Donald Tusk and other members of the government were meeting on Monday, the second day of far-reaching disruptions to government websites.

The attacks, which left many sites inaccessible, were claimed by Anonymous online activists who oppose Warsaw's plans to sign the treaty, known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA.
Critics fear the treaty could lead to censorship on the Internet.

Boni says the government will review its stance toward the treaty following the Internet attacks.

January/23/2012

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