Poland signs copyright treaty that drew protests 

An official says Poland has signed an international copyright agreement that has sparked days of protests from Internet users who fear it will lead to online censorship.

Poland's ambassador to Japan, Jadwiga Rodowicz-Czechowska, told the Polish station TVN24 that she signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, in Tokyo on Thursday.

ACTA is a far-reaching agreement that aims to harmonize international standards on protecting the rights of those who produce music, movies, pharmaceuticals, fashion, and a range of other products that often fall victim to intellectual property theft.

Poland's plans to sign ACTA sparked attacks on Polish government websites and street protests in several Polish cities this week.

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