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Japan has yet to formally join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, but that isn't stopping its citizens from speaking out against restrictive copyright measures found within the TPP text. Now, as both Canada and Mexico have been formally admitted into TPP trade talks (albeit at lower-tiered statuses), the spotlight is on Japan in possibly joining next. 

Censoring freedom of expression. Restricting connections and preventing conversations between citizens. Infringing on privacy and increasing surveillance.

We’ve been keeping you updated on the developing concerns over the Canada- EU Trade Agreement (CETA), and today is the last day of what may well be its final round of negotiations.

What do you get when you round up an enthusiastic group of digital rights experts, online innovators and advocates of Net Freedom – all with the purpose of taking any and all questions from members of the Internet community?

We're on Reddit today from 9AM - 7PM EST talking about Internet freedom, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what comes next for our StopTheTrap.net campaign.

Don’t miss our live online question-and-answer session about the TPP and other Internet issues, with leading advocates and experts. Join us now!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement continues to exist within secret closed-door negotiations – seeking to introduce invasive copyright legislation to everyday Internet use. 

As Internet freedom becomes restricted and censored in many repressive countries, over one million citizens a day are using online tools to get past government surveillance and extensive blocking devices.

Stand together for a worldwide Declaration of Internet Freedom at openmedia.org/Declaration.

With Canada and Mexico having formally joined last week, eleven countries will now be participating in the next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations. What's at stake? Our Internet freedom.

Find out more in this video from Public Knowledge and share your messages to TPP negotiators at OpenTheTPP.net.

 

As citizens worldwide continue to have their Internet expression and privacy threatened by international treaties such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we have to remind ourselves that our access to choice and innovation is being stifled by a lack of competition. 

We're standing together with tens of thousands of organizations and people from around the world in defending our Internet freedom. Help us push for transparency in Internet policy and sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom.

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