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TPP Would Censor Internet, But We Can Stop It
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09-26-2013, 07:37 PM #1
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
For the first time, actual presidents and prime ministers of 12 powerful countries are meeting behind closed doors to seal an extreme internet censorship plan called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

We know from leaked drafts that the TPP will make the internet more expensive, less accessible, and subject to censorship. Experts say, "kids could be sent to jail for downloading" and whole families could be kicked off the internet.

Will political leaders feel more pressure from industry lobbyists or from us? Join with RootsAction and OpenMedia in sending decision-makers a powerful message now before it's too late.

Here are our reasonable requests of elected officials:

Please say no to internet censorship.
Protect the right of everyone to access the internet in their daily lives.
Do not force internet service providers (ISPs) to act as "internet police," monitoring our use, censoring content, and removing whole websites.
Preserve the democratic rights of sovereign countries to draft their own internet laws.

Will you join with us now in sending this crucial message?

Thus far, our movement has stopped TPP negotiators from finalizing the agreement but now powerful interests are pressuring politicians to ram through their internet censorship plan.

Thousands of people and over 30 major organizations from across the Trans-Pacific region, including RootsAction and OpenMedia, are working together to keep the internet open. High ranking politicians from several countries are beginning to ask questions.

We know that when citizens speak out, decision makers take notice. Click here https://openmedia.org/censorship?utm_sou...paign=apec now to send a powerful message to the 12 political leaders who are about to make a decision that will affect generations.

Together, we won’t let them take away our digital rights.

Please forward this email widely to like-minded friends.

-- The RootsAction.org team

P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, and many others.

http://www.RootsAction.org
09-26-2013, 08:05 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,276 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
First I've heard of it, so... before I get too Gung ho about this, who are the actual presidents and prime ministers of 12 powerful countries?
Some background would be nice, I make it a practice to know thine enemy.

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Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
09-26-2013, 09:46 PM #3
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
Link from a different source the EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation, an extract below

https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

The threat is very real, like other legislation of great importance and impact on everday lifes. It is done in private without much fanfare or press.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold:

(1) IP chapter: Leaked draft texts of the agreement show that the IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of speech, right to privacy and due process, and hinder peoples' abilities to innovate.

(2) Lack of transparency: The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy.

The twelve nations currently negotiating the TPP are the US, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam. The TPP contains a chapter on intellectual property covering copyright, trademarks, patents and perhaps, geographical indications. Since the draft text of the agreement has never been offically released to the public, we know from leaked documents, such as the February 2011 draft US TPP IP Rights Chapter [PDF], that US negotiators are pushing for the adoption of copyright measures far more restrictive than currently required by international treaties, including the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

The TPP Will Rewrite Global Rules on Intellectual Property Enforcement

All signatory countries will be required to conform their domestic laws and policies to the provisions of the Agreement. In the US, this is likely to further entrench controversial aspects of US copyright law (such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act [DMCA]) and restrict the ability of Congress to engage in domestic law reform to meet the evolving IP needs of American citizens and the innovative technology sector. The recently leaked US-proposed IP chapter also includes provisions that appear to go beyond current US law.... read on for greater depth on the issueshttps://www.eff.org/issues/tpp
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
09-27-2013, 09:56 AM #4
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
the net is the last bastion of true freedom in our western society. they haven't seen it coming back in the days but it threatens their plan of a new world order.

they need to divide and conquer - but what happens at the net is more the exact opposite: people from different races and countries talk to each other and lose their negative attitude towards foreigners growing slowly to a global village with it's very own and unique culture. who's going to have war against another country if you know persons living in that country who are your buddies?

as always they'll sell their agenda by laying emphasis on all that bad stuff that happens on the net - like child pr0n0graphy etc. - neglecting all the positive stuff.

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