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A letter from the OurFairDeal coalition to governments negotiating the TPP

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 14:17 -- admin

To the government representatives responsible for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP):

Text from the TPP Intellectual Property Rights chapter recently released by Wikileaks confirms the Fair Deal Coalition’s fears that the TPP would indeed limit the open Internet, access to knowledge, economic opportunity and fundamental rights, if a number of proposed copyright provisions were agreed to.

Broad coalition to TPP governments: Pull provisions that restrict access to knowledge and open innovation

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 14:07 -- admin

Organizations spanning nearly every TPP nation calls for a new approach that respects broad interests not just that of old US media conglomerates

November 21, 2013 – Today the Fair Deal Coalition has called on Governments involved in the TPP negotiations to reject copyright proposals that would limit the open Internet, access to knowledge, and curtail economic opportunity.

The Coalition, made up of Internet users, schools, universities, artists, libraries and archives, the visually-impaired, consumers, information technology firms and Internet businesses, has written an open letter to the Governments involved in the negotiations following the leaking of the chapter of the TPP relating to IP and copyright.

Diverse International coalition launches alternative process to secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

Wed, 07/24/2013 - 09:18 -- admin

Coalition to TPP negotiators: It's time to move beyond secret meetings and join with the public to chart a better course for our digital future.

July 24, 2013 – The Fair Deal Coalition has launched a new initiative that will give Internet users a platform to discuss what copyright should look like under the TPP. The Coalition’s ‘Your Digital Future’ tool invites stakeholders from all sectors - not just old media conglomerates - to discuss what kind of copyright law the TPP countries need in order to encourage creativity, participation, and innovation.

The Fair Deal Coalition will take this wide-ranging feedback and bring it directly to TPP decision-makers, ensuring that the voices of the broader Internet community are heard.

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