We shouldn’t have to worry about expensive fines, looking over our shoulders when online, or losing access to the Internet for simply clicking a link. We have a plan to stop the trap but we need you to take the next step with us now.
Dear pro-Internet community,
We got their attention. We hand-delivered your 90,000+ StopTheTrap.net petition signatures to TPP negotiators. Now they’ve said they might make their secrets public!1 Let’s not give them any choice—let’s make them.
Our message is clear: We shouldn’t have to worry about expensive fines, looking over our shoulders when online, or losing access to the Internet for simply clicking a link. The future of the Internet doesn’t belong to industry lobbyists and unelected trade representatives.
But lobbyists are definitely not taking this lying down.2 We have to take the next step in this global fight against the Internet trap of restrictions that would criminalize daily uses of the Internet.
We’re at a critical moment in this fight, and we need your help to continue. Please contribute now at openmedianow.net/donate.
Here’s the plan—we’re creating an online hub to grow our numbers and amplify our voices:
- We’ll launch a new social media-infused website that rallies citizens around the world.
- We’ll develop online tools to pressure leaders to reveal the secret drafts of the TPP.
We need to raise $15,000 now to make this plan a reality. Any amount you can contribute today—even $5 —will help us reach our goal to create this online hub, and empower the pro-Internet movement around the world.
Believe it or not, this pro-Internet campaign found its legs from people like you stepping up online. We launched Stop The Trap just a few short weeks ago and now we’re working with nearly 100,000 people around the world. That’s amazing.
Whether or not we succeed moving forward depends on people like you. Please take the next step with us, and invest in the Stop The Trap campaign now.
For online choice, free expression, and social progress,
Steve Anderson, on behalf of your OpenMedia team
P.S. There are hundreds of thousands of us around the world—we just need an effective way to amplify our voices. If everyone chips in just few dollars, we can create the necessary tools to come together and stop the TPP’s Internet trap. Please join us today.
P.P.S. We believe in transparency. Those who contribute now will get a report back on how we’ve used your donations.
 According to World Trade Online, “The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is consulting with members of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee about the possibility of allowing more congressional staff to view the text of U.S. proposals tabled in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, according to a U.S. trade official.”
 See this letter from lobbyists to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, which includes a push for tighter intellectual property restrictions. To do so, they cite the controversial Korea–U.S. agreement as a model. This agreement was widely criticised for pandering to Big Media, and forcing U.S. copyright law onto South Koreans unchecked.