Boing Boing | 6 Nov 2014
WATCH It’s Our Future : why the TPP should matter to you
Meghan from Openmedia.ca sez, "The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive international trade agreement that includes 12 countries and covers almost 40% of global GDP. It’s big. If you live in the U.S, Canada, Australia, Chile, or New Zealand — it affects you. But it also affects you if you don’t live in one of the 12 countries negotiating the TPP - especially on the issue of Digital Rights."
One of the most controversial parts of the TPP — one that public interest groups around the world have been fighting to bring to light — is the changes to copyright and Intellectual Property rights that would affect how we share and collaborate online. Even though you might not live in a TPP country — some of your favourite websites do — and they could be forced to remove content, even entire sites could go down, under the TPP.
Check out this link to see a short video on our three easy solutions to TPP censorship, and how you can add your voice to the growing movement of people who are calling on their governments to protect free expression : Our Future - OpenMedia