Tag Archives: TPP

Leaked TPP chapter proposes drastic copyright changes

11 October 2015) TorrentFreak reporting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has revealed that  Wikileaks has published a leaked copy of the intellectual property chapter, which has yet to be officially revealed. The final version removes the uncertainties that were present in previous drafts and raises serious concerns among many copyright experts and activists. If the […]


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Extension of copyright under the TPPA

(6 March 2015) Both LIANZA and the public have been given a clear intimation that the New Zealand Government has given its Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators guidelines that allow lengthening of copyright terms in order to achieve a long-desired ‘free trade’ agreement with the US, through  a group meeting with TPP negotiators, and via the media. […]


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Coalition opposes copyright term extension in Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

(11 July 2014) On 9 July 2014, ARL joined 34 other organizations in sending a letter to ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating parties, expressing opposition to the copyright term of life plus 70 years proposed by the United States. These organizations—representing libraries, archives, authors, educators, students, digital rights advocacy groups, and technological innovators—note […]


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Copyright term extension in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement opposed by 29 organizations and 71 individuals

(13 December 2013)  The ARL joined 28 other organizations and 71 individuals in a letter opposing a copyright term of life plus 70 years in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Authors of the letter, sent to TPP negotiators on 6 December, noted, “There is no benefit to society of extending copyright beyond the 50 years […]


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OurFairDeal writes to governments negotiating the TPP

(21 November 2013) The OurFairDeal coalition has posted on its website an open letter to governments negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPP.  The Coalition fears that the TPP’s Intellectual Property Rights chapter will harm the open internet and impact negatively on copyright, an issue that affects libraries in particular. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being […]


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Libraries and the Trans-Pacific Partnership IP negotiations

(24 July 2013) A full report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership IP Negotiations by Tony Millett, Chair of LIANZA’s Standing Committee on Copyright is available here. Previously known as P4, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) now includes 12 countries:  Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam. The TTP is […]


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