Broad coalition confronts TPP negotiations armed with over 90,000-strong StopTheTrap.net petition
July 7, 2012 – Organizations and people belonging to the StopTheTrap.net Coalition delivered 90,000+ signatures from around the world to Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations Friday, arguing that the trade agreement’s Internet restriction provisions would create an “Internet trap”. The StopTheTrap.net Coalition represents a diverse range of organizations and people committed to standing against the TPP's extreme intellectual property restrictions.
Shortly after 12:00 PM PT Friday over one-thousand pages of petition signatures were delivered at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, where TPP negotiations have been taking place since Monday. The handoff was backed by StopTheTrap.net Coalition members—including legal and policy experts and supporters from Public Knowledge, Public Citizen, SumOfUs, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.