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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.

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.

EFF: The TPP as the son of ACTA

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 00:00 -- OpenMedia

Recently we shared an infographic that helped to show the details of the TPP's Internet trap. Now, we're providing a bit more explanation and context as to what dangers the TPP poses to our Internet use. 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership retains many of the same copyright restrictions and that were within ACTA, another treaty that sought to overwrite the Internet use of global citizens. Although the two treaties have many similarities, the most notable difference is ACTA's defeat in the face of public pressure. 

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 http://StopTheTrap.net/.

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 http://StopTheTrap.net. 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.

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