A Trade Agreement For The 21st CenturyMarch 22, 2011 ACTA , DMCA , Enforcement , Limitations & Exceptions , TPP
Today, Public Knowledge, the Special Libraries Association and Internet NZ told the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that an IP chapter in a truly “21st century trade agreement” should reflect the rights and interests of the wide variety of stakeholders affected by copyright. To demonstrate how this can be done, we submitted to the USTR our own discussion draft of a copyright chapter to be included in the proposed Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and a letter explaining the draft. In contrast to the U.S. proposed draft, recently leaked on the Internet, we believe that this draft represents a middle-ground position that begins closer to a position that respects the interests of the many different stakeholders that will be affected.Read More
Proposed New Copyright Treaty Asks For Tougher Terms Than ACTAMarch 11, 2011 Enforcement , International , Special 301 , TPP , USTR
Yesterday, a draft of the U.S. proposal for an intellectual property (IP) chapter of the transpacific partnership agreement (TPPA) leaked on the Internet. The U.S. proposal calls for IP protections and enforcement obligations more extensive than those called for in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) or the most recent U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) – the Korea U.S. (KORUS) FTA.
Here are the highlights of the U.S. proposal:Read More
PK tells USTR: Adopt a More Rational Trade PolicyFebruary 16, 2011 ACTA , International , Special 301 , TPP , Transparency
ACTA the Sequel: The Transpacific Partnership AgreementJanuary 4, 2011 ACTA , International , TPP
The ink on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has not yet dried and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is already negotiating another trade agreement. This one, called the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), would cover trade in goods and services and also include a proposed chapter on intellectual property (IP). Countries negotiating the TPP are Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, U.S, and Vietnam.Read More