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EFF: The Triple Threat of the TPP

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 16:11 -- OpenMedia

As trade talks concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership continue into this week, so does discussion concerning the TPP's threats to free speech, Internet privacy and due process. With your assistance in responding to our OpenTheTPP.net campaign, we've already brought some of this discussion directly to trade representatives and negotiators in a push to open up the TPP to further public discourse.

Open The TPP campaign turns heads at negotiations

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 15:15 -- OpenMedia

Over the past week, we've been asking you to submit your comments, images and perspectives of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that you wanted to put in front of TPP negotiators. Yesterday morning, our OpenTheTPP.net coalition partners were on the ground in Leesburg, Virginia to share and project your feedback during a round of public consultation. 

Your messages were provoking, smart and unified by a common opinion that we deserve to know more about the secrecy surrounding the TPP. With your help and support of the OpenTheTPP.net campaign we've taken the first steps in pushing towards transparency and truth, so a sincere thanks to everyone who sent their messages in through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and our campaign site. If you haven't already, feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below or at http://OpenTheTPP.net.

What is the TPP hiding?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

The negotiating parties behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership are continuing to restrict access and input to the TPP text, effectively disregarding the voices of citizens worldwide in letting themselves be heard.

We've created an online tool at OpenTheTPP.net to get your messages in front of TPP negotiators. Together, let's push open the doors of the TPP.

Open The TPP

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

Closed-door Trans-Pacific Partnership meetings are resuming this week. Officials behind the TPP Internet trap will continue to develop a plan to impose new restrictions; including consumer fines and website blocking. We’ve created an easy-to-use tool that will get your voice to TPP officials. 

We made something for you

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 03:36 -- Steve Anderson

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

Citizens of the Internet

Mon, 09/03/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

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.

RWW: Why you should be terrified of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

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. 

EFF: The TPP further restricts stakeholder participation

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

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 Guardian: How big conglomerates plan to police your Internet use

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

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.

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