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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 petition heard.

EFF: Japan's pro-Internet community rallies against TPP

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

Japan has yet to formally join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, but that isn't stopping its citizens from speaking out against restrictive copyright measures found within the TPP text. There are weekly anti-TPP rallies in front of government buildings and a large public gathering is being organized for early next month.

Join the over 100,000 global voices who have spoken out against the TPP at and learn more about the TPP copyright provisions.

Video: How the TPP threatens Internet freedom worldwide

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:33 -- Stephen Ludlow

The TPP's Internet trap is expansive with its ability to control, criminalize and fine your everyday Internet use. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen helps to break down the multiple layers of Internet stipulations that are being included in TPP negotiations. There is one thing that isn't being included in TPP negotiations: your opinion. Make it be known—stand up for your Internet rights by joining our campaign at

Video: Comedian Ilic on the TPP's Internet Trap

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 11:36 -- Lindsey Pinto

Pro-Internet Australians are expressing some heavy concerns about the TPP. Writer and comedian Dan Ilic went on Ten News to talk about the dangers of this secretive international trade agreement, and how it truly is an Internet trap. Check it out and share it around to spread the word about the issue and the petition at

Video: The Electronic Frontier Foundation give a rundown on the TPP's Internet trap

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 11:28 -- Lindsey Pinto

In this interview, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Maira Sutton breaks down the secrecy that surrounds the TPP's Internet trap, and the huge implications the TPP will have for our digital future. Check it out for a thorough rundown of this obscene agreement, then sign the petition at

OpenMedia video update: You're empowered to stop the Internet trap

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 03:32 -- Shea Sinnott

The pro-Internet community has come together to launch a huge new campaign at Together, we're pushing back against the TPP: an agreement that is secretive, extreme, and could criminalize your daily use of the Internet. Take action now.