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What Does Copyright Have to Do With "Free Trade"? Unpicking the Undemocratic Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

What Does Copyright Have to Do With "Free Trade"? Unpicking the Undemocratic Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
Democracy makes the job of our trade negotiators much harder. The light of democratic oversight makes it difficult for them to pander to the incessant demands of industry lobbyists, while ignoring the broader public interest. And the transparency that is central to democratic systems of governments impedes their efforts to hide what they are doing behind closed doors.
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Everything you need to know about Copyright Week

Everything you need to know about Copyright Week | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
Each day of this week will be devoted to a different reason Internet activists want to defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Report From Outside the TPP Negotiating Venue in Lima, Peru

Report From Outside the TPP Negotiating Venue in Lima, Peru | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

"EFF has been on the ground in Lima, Peru for the 17th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The TPP is a secretive, multinational trade agreement, and one chapter carries overreaching copyright enforcement provisions that pose a huge threat to the Internet and users' access to devices and digital content."

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A Year After SOPA, A Look At The Next Five Battles For Internet Freedom

A Year After SOPA, A Look At The Next Five Battles For Internet Freedom | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
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Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

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You can fool some people sometimes,
But you can't fool all the people all the time.

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Don't give up the fight!

 

A tribute to Bob Marley, 1973.

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Obama Nominates Former SOPA Lobbyist to Help Lead TPP Negotiations

Obama Nominates Former SOPA Lobbyist to Help Lead TPP Negotiations | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
President Obama has nominated former SOPA lobbyist Robert Holleyman to join the team of U.S. negotiators leading the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks. If confirmed by the Senate, the former chief executive officer of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) would serve as a Deputy to the U.S. Trade Representative. Coincidentally, the current head of the BSA is former White House IP Czar Victoria Espinel.
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Everybody Let's Stop the TPP: Share These Videos and Spread the Word

Everybody Let's Stop the TPP: Share These Videos and Spread the Word | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

"President Obama was scheduled to meet with the leaders of the other eleven countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bali, supposedly to plan the “end-game” for this massive trade deal. However, he has made a sudden decision to cancel his trip, claiming that this was a casualty of the government shutdown. Obama's announcement adds to the impression that goal of completing TPP at APEC has become unobtainable and reveal how precariously the negotiations are going..."

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Secretive Copyright Negotiations Continue at the 16th Round of TPP Talks

Secretive Copyright Negotiations Continue at the 16th Round of TPP Talks | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

"The 16th round of negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) began in Singapore on March 4, 2013, as trade delegates and private stakeholders from 11 participating countries gather to discuss this the contours of Pacific trade. EFF and many others are deeply concerned about TPP, because it appears to contain an intellectual property (IP) chapter that would ratchet up IP enforcement at the expense of digital rights. The TPP could turn Internet Service Providers into copyright cops, prompt ever-higher criminal and civil penalties for sharing content, and expand protections for Digital Rights Management. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that they plan to complete the TPP by the fall of this year."

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TPP Trade Delegates Shut Out Internet Users' Concerns as They Continue to Meet Behind Closed Doors | Electronic Frontier Foundation

TPP Trade Delegates Shut Out Internet Users' Concerns as They Continue to Meet Behind Closed Doors | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

Secret negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) continued this week in a golf resort outside Washington DC, and the process continues to be as secret and undemocratic as ever. TPP is yet another example of how the US entertainment and pharma industry are pressuring lawmakers to push forward overprotective intellectual property laws that will also put the Internet and its users at risk...

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