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.
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?
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.
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.
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