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OpenMedia.ca: Report back: Inside the TPP’s Internet Trap

Thanks to support from Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), I had a chance to attend the latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, from December 3rd to the 12th, in Auckland, New Zealand. I agreed to attend and make a presentation to the negotiators.

It’s . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Report back: Inside the TPP’s Internet Trap

OpenMedia.ca: What I told those behind the biggest threat to Internet freedom: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Thanks to all of you who have joined us at OpenMedia in our campaigns, last Friday I had the opportunity to address some of the lead bureaucrats and lobbyists behind the threat to Internet freedom that is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). My goal was to bring the voices of Internet users to . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: What I told those behind the biggest threat to Internet freedom: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: Canada creating secret ‘insider group’ of lobbyists through TPP

The government has mistakenly sent us at OpenMedia a non-disclosure agreement intended for lobbyists involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is confirmation that this secretive and extre… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: Canada creating secret ‘insider group’ of lobbyists through TPP

OpenMedia.ca: Your Voice at the TPP Negotiations

The secretive and restrictive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is nearing its 15th round of negotiations, which will be held from December 3-12 in Auckland, New Zealand. This will be the first ro… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Your Voice at the TPP Negotiations

OpenMedia.ca: EFF.org: Trans-Pacific Partnership is trading away our digital rights

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is about to get a bit more crowded, with Canada formally joining as ‘second-tier’ negotiators at next month’s talks. These closed-door meetings will… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: EFF.org: Trans-Pacific Partnership is trading away our digital rights

OpenMedia.ca: Reporting back: OpenTheTPP.net & the Virginia negotiations

Last week, negotiators and trade representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement met in Virginia for another round of discussions. Once again, citizens of the pro-Internet community were left out of these secretive negotiations and public interest groups had their opportunities to speak out allocated in a series of 10-minute ‘stakeholder . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Reporting back: OpenTheTPP.net & the Virginia negotiations

OpenMedia.ca: Open The TPP campaign turns heads at negotiations

Over the past week, we’ve been asking you to submit your comments, images and opinions regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Yesterday, our coalition partners met with negotiators and shared your feedback – turning heads and creating discussion based on what YOU had to say.

Your messages were provoking and united by a shared opinion that we . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Open The TPP campaign turns heads at negotiations

OpenMedia.ca: Council of Canadians: Talks resume on trade agreement that could harm innovation and online privacy

The latest round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership are underway this week, with lobbyists and corporate advisers making decisions on ways to regulate and restrict our Internet use.

The TPP’s regressive approach to intellectual property is shrouded in secrecy and only made available to 600 or so industry representatives. Even . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Council of Canadians: Talks resume on trade agreement that could harm innovation and online privacy

OpenMedia.ca: What is the TPP hiding from us?

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 . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: What is the TPP hiding from us?