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Tidal threatens legal action against Norway over stat fiddling investigation
Tidal is threatening legal action against the whole country of Norway, which is certainly one way to deal with allegations that you fiddled the figures on a Beyonce record.
France to keep European audiovisual sector out of post-Brexit UK-EU free trade agreement
French president Emmanuel Macron has confirmed France will ensure the European audiovisual sector is excluded from any all-encompassing UK-EU free trade agreement (FTA) post Brexit.
Japan to extend copyright period on works including novels and paintings to 70 years on Dec. 30
The copyright period on works such as novels and paintings in Japan is set to be extended to 70 years after the authors’ deaths, from the current 50 years, as part of legislation to approve the TPP.
Canada won’t compromise on culture, dispute resolution in NAFTA talks: Trudeau
Trudeau said Canadians will not sign onto a deal that does not include a dispute resolution mechanism and exemptions for cultural industries.
NAFTA deal close, but obstacles remain
US and Canada officials continue to meet but there are three key issues to resolve: dairy, intellectual property, dispute settlement.
Copyright in Mercosur-EU trade agreement: A little better, but mostly worse
While it’s positive that at least the parties are coming to the conclusion to forego the gratuitous copyright term extension, most of the changes in the consolidated text show a continued tightening of copyright protections that favor incumbent rights holders at the expense of users and the commons.
Canada is the great unknown as TPP 11 talks near goal
Cultural and auto issues remain obstacles to reviving Pacific trade pact.
EU-Mercosur trade agreement would harm user rights and the commons
The EU-Mercosur FTA is expansive, addressing trade in industrial and agricultural goods as well as intellectual property provisions such as copyrights and patents.
Music groups push USTR on NAFTA copyright agenda
A coalition of more than 20 music groups are urging U.S. trade negotiators to look beyond U.S. law to forge stronger copyright protections in a new NAFTA.
RCEP IP chapter: A serious threat to access to knowledge/cultural goods?
RCEP stands to adversely affect nearly half of the world’s population on areas like access to knowledge and access to medicines. We would like to highlight five issues related to access to knowledge/cultural goods, based on the leaked IP chapter.
Musicians, actors set to campaign against the Pacific trade deal
A group of entertainers is hitting the road to kick off a campaign to build opposition against a Pacific trade agreement.
Revisions needed in IP compliance
Revision of the legal framework on intellectual property is recommended to ensure compliance with the EU – Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement.
Copyright revisions under TPP must take cultural development into consideration
If copyrights are excessively protected, it could hinder creative work. Some people have expressed concerns that this could have a chilling effect on creators.
I am an artist and I want to stop TTIP
Artists Against TTIP wants to work with actors, writers and directors to make films that help more and more people understand what TTIP is - and how toxic it is to our health, our environment and our democracy.
Trade officials sign the TPP but it’s still up to lawmakers to reject it
While trade leaders tout the signature of the agreement today, the TPP continues to attract international criticism.
How the TPP will affect you and your digital rights
By excluding a large sector of communities—like security researchers, artists, libraries, and user rights groups—trade negotiators skewed the priorities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) towards major tech companies and copyright industries.
Japan to strengthen copyright protections in light of TPP
The Cultural Affairs Agency is considering revising the copyright laws after Japan and 11 other countries agreed to strengthen protection of intellectual property rights as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Internet transformed under TPP, advocates tell Trudeau
Secret trade deal invites censorship? Leak suggests it, says digital rights group.
Public services under attack through TTIP and CETA
EU trade deals with Canada and the US could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water and health, as negotiators are doing the work of some of the EU’s most powerful corporate lobby groups in pushing an aggressive market opening agenda in the public sector.
TTIP negotiations will not include fixed book prices: Börsenverein welcomes official confirmation from EU Commission
The EU Commission will by no means discuss fixed book prices as part of negotiations relating to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)