This week an interagency hearing was hosted by the Office of the United States Trade Representative regarding Mexico’s addition to the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The pro-Internet community has largely been shut out of these discussions, and judging from the priorities highlighted by this latest hearing, there is little intention of changing that anytime soon.
The Internet generation is often thought of as being the group that is the most disengaged and disillusioned when it comes to traditional politics. But the public outcry and successful pushback from the pro-Internet community against restrictive U.S. copyright bills SOPA and PIPA demonstrated that we do care and we have a voice.
Big Telecom worldwide is being deregulated to the point where real competition could cease to exist. With fewer service provider options, prices might go up, but the quality of service could suffer without incentive to improve.
The U.S. advocacy group Freedom House has released a new report that reveals increasing government restrictions on citizens' Internet use and access. In certain countries social networks are banned, censors employ improved filtering software and there are even online discussions manipulated by governments.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement is being negotiated by a number of Pacific Rim countries, including the United States, Canada and Australia. Hidden within the TPP text is a chapter concerning copyright laws that could drastically change your everyday use of the Internet.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement continues to threaten our free speech, Internet privacy and due process. As negotiators behind the TPP continue to hide the text from public eyes, we've been taking to the Internet to voice our concerns.
Last week, negotiators and trade representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement met in Virginia for another round of discussions. Once again, citizens of the pro-Internet community were left out of these secretive negotiations and public interest groups had their opportunities to speak out allocated in a series of 10-minute ‘stakeholder presentations’.