Tell your Trade Minister: Don't Censor the Internet!

Tell your Trade Minister: Don't Censor the Internet!

against fast tracking the secretive TPP

Tell your Trade Minister: Don’t Censor the Internet

Trade Ministers from 12 TPP countries will soon face the most important decision of their careers. Tell them now: don't let the TPP destroy our laws and censor the Internet.

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Right now Trade Ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries hope to finalize the biggest and most secretive agreement in the history of the world.1

The binding plan will make our Internet more censored, expensive, and policed on a global scale.2

What’s worse, it also gives the U.S. Trade Representative special powers to challenge any laws they deem unacceptable through the so-called ‘certification’ process.3 Does that sound fair to you?

This scheme is at a make-or-break point -- add your voice before it’s too late.

Our laws should be developed democratically for the benefit of us all, not just those with the most money and the loudest voices. In fact, tens of thousands of Internet users have already crowdsourced a positive vision for our Digital Future.4

Over 40 Parliamentarians from TPP countries have voiced their opposition to this unfair scheme.5 Stand with them, and tell your Trade Minister today: don’t overwrite our laws to censor the Internet!

If you are in the U.S., speak out against the TPP by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper using the tool below:


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Footnotes:

[1] Trans-Pacific Partnership: The biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of. Source: Salon.

[2] Hundreds of Tech Companies to Congress: TPP and Fast Track Harms Digital Innovation and Users’ Rights. Source: EFF. 

[3] Under ‘certification,’ the U.S. government is allowed to inspect the domestic laws of all the other countries in the TPP, and demand changes to ensure they measure up to American expectations before they are obligated to put any new rules into effect at home. Source: TPP: No Certification.

[4] Our Digital Future: Policy Agenda. Source.

[5] Canadian MPs Join International Legislators to Oppose “Certification” in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, say it Endangers Country Sovereignty. Source: Common Dreams.

 

 

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