September 6, 2012

This week, government representatives from around the world are meeting with over 600 industry lobbyist “advisors” to negotiate an extreme agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1

They’ve shut ordinary citizens out of the process, but we know from leaked documents2 that the TPP:

  1. Threatens Internet freedom by giving media conglomerates new powers to impose fines on Internet users, block websites, collect your private online information, and even cut off your access to the Internet.3
  2. Undermines our liberty and democracy by restricting our ability to make democratic decisions at a national and local level.4

We deserve to know what binding rules are being negotiated in these secretive TPP meetings, and we deserve to have our voices heard.

Send your message using our easy-to-use tool to the right [HERE], and we’ll put it on display right in front of TPP officials this Sunday. Supporters of our campaign have a table inside the TPP meeting space, and we’ll project your comments on the walls for all to see.

Let’s open the TPP together. Add your comment now

The TPP threatens your Internet freedom and democratic rights. Use this editable form to send your message and we’ll put it on display right in front of TPP officials this week.

Brought to you by OpenMedia, working with other members of the StopTheTrap.net Coalition


[1] The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive multi-nation trade agreement that seeks, among other things, to rewrite the global rules on intellectual property enforcement. It is being negotiated behind closed doors by a group of 600 industry lobbyist “advisors” and un-elected government trade representatives.

[2] Public interest groups have obtained the February 2011 draft of the TPP’s Intellectual Property Rights Chapter and the TPP text on copyright Limitations and Exceptions. The text shows that the TPP would criminalize many everyday uses of the Internet, and give Big Media more Internet lockdown powers.

[3] See analysis from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, or infojustice.org.

[4] The TPP lacks transparency, public participation, and democratic accountability. In this letter, a number of U.S. civil society organizations detail and decry the opacity of the process.

[hat tip: What Really Happened]


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