Watch Arielle's video update to hear this week's news. This week we discuss the 17th round of the TPP's secretive negotiations in Lima, Peru. Please head to StopTheTrap.net to demand that governments involved in the TPP make the process transparent, accountable, and open to public participation and to all interested stakeholders. Read more »
Here’s a special update from your OpenMedia.org team.
New reports state that you’ve made Internet censorship a “challenging” issue for those behind the extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. In response, lobbyists and government representatives from a dozen countries are meeting in Peru at this very moment to “accelerate” the secretive process.
We’ve got a plan. Our supporters recently told us we should build our own international Internet freedom partnership of citizens, civil society groups, and innovative businesses from around the world.
Vancouverites have an exciting opportunity to reimagine copyright at an event taking place on Thursday, May 16. Remix This: A Copyright Cabaret has been organized by FreshMedia (a project of OpenMedia.ca), and takes place at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver.
Doors open from 6 PM with the event starting at 7 PM. Tickets cost just $5 and are available on the door, or in advance from http://remixthis.eventbrite.com
The event will be emceed by Kai Nagata and will feature a range of well-known artists, storytellers, copyright experts, and engaged citizens. So join us, bring your friends, and share your ideas as we consider: Read more »
A man named Michael Froman has just been appointed as the new TPP chief negotiator. Froman now has a unique ability either to put this secretive, global Internet criminalization plan to an end – or to cement it into place for generations.Read more »
The 17th round of negotiations for the TPP, a secretive and extreme trade agreement that would criminalize your daily activities on the Internet, are fast approaching. More info: http://bit.ly/112TiNG // Our voices are stronger together. Let's stand up and fight for our online freedoms at http://StoptheTrap.net
Article from the EFF:
The United States and ten governments from around the Pacific are meeting yet again to hash out the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) on May 15-24 in Lima, Peru. The TPP is one of the worst global threats to the Internet since ACTA. Since the negotiations have been secretive from the beginning, we mainly know what's in the current version of this trade agreement because of a leaked draft [PDF] from February 2011. Based upon that text, some other leaked notes, and the undemocratic nature of the entire process, we have every reason to be alarmed about the copyright enforcement provisions contained in this multinational trade deal. Read more »