Copyright in the Trans-Pacific Partnership echoes past mistakes

This article, by Kimberlee Weatherall from the University of Sydney was originally published at The Conversation. See the original article. Ten years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years […]

New threat to Australian sovereignty in TPP negotiations

This article, by Jeremy Malcolm and Maira Sutton, was originally published in EFF’s Deeplinks blog on 14th August 2014. See the original article. Certification Allows US Trade Negotiators to Rewrite TPP Copyright Rules As the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) continue to trudge along, little new information has leaked because the negotiations are […]

No fair, no share: Australia sells out…again

EFA considers the leaked Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to represent looming disaster for Australian citizens. Not only are the secret negotiations deplorable, as is Australia’s almost total agreement with the US positions, but if passed, its provisions will severely restrict choice, increase prices, and reduce freedom of expression. EFA agrees with many […]