Closed-door TPP meetings take place this week, where officials will continue to develop a plan to impose new Internet restrictions, including consumer fines and website blocking. We’ve created an easy-to-use tool that will get your voice to TPP officials. Please use it today: http://OpenTheTPP.net
The pro-Internet community is being faced with restrictive bills and pieces of legislation that want to criminalize, filter and radically change our Internet as we know it. As the Trans-Pacific Partnership resumes negotiations this week, help in speaking out against these invasive implications by adding your voice to our http://StopTheTrap.net campaign and tell our government leaders that we are standing together for an open Internet.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has long been shrouded in secrecy. Although a few key leaks have given insight to strict copyright laws, collection of private data and criminalized Internet use – we still haven't been granted access to the text or negotiating process.
Get ready to raise some ruckus: the next round of TPP negotiations is only a week away. From Thursday, September 6th to Saturday the 15th, in Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A, negotiators will reconvene behind closed doors and make decisions about the future of Internet freedom worldwide.
The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be taking place in just a week's time, running from September 6-15 in Leesburg, Virginia. As part of this round of negotiations, there has been an allocated time for "Stakeholder Presentations". These presentations are far from what's needed to allow citizen voices to be heard, and now it looks like we're going to be restricted even further.
Stay tuned as we continue working on a way to get all 100,000+ signees of the StopTheTrap.net petition heard.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is being lobbied to stakeholders as a 'free trade agreement'. For the citizens of the negotiating countries, the costs associated with stricter Internet copyright laws, lost access to websites and compromised personal data are too high to ignore.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership retains many of the same copyright restrictions and that were within ACTA, another treaty that sought to overwrite the Internet use of global citizens. Although the two treaties have many similarities, the most notable difference is ACTA's defeat in the face of public pressure.
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. There are weekly anti-TPP rallies in front of government buildings and a large public gathering is being organized for early next month.
From the beginning the Internet has always been about us; those who use the Internet to connect with one another, to create, to express ourselves, and to make our lives just a little bit easier. We must stand up to lobbyists who act to restrict Internet freedom in their drive to prop up outdated governance and business models. To that end we’re happy to announce the launch of our mobile-adaptive OpenMedia International beta website.