International Coalition Counters TPP Secrecy With Open Copyright ForumPublished on 1 August 2013 @ 6:17 pm
Intellectual Property Watch
By Kelly Burke for Intellectual Property Watch
A coalition of international public interest and business organisations has launched an open, crowdsourced platform to discuss what copyright should look like under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
The platform, called â€˜Your Digital Futureâ€™, challenges the closed-door negotiations and secrecy surrounding the TPP by inviting internet usersÂ Â to share what they think their digital future should look like, focusing specifically onÂ copyright law that will encourage innovation.
The latestÂ round of TPP negotiations took place from 15-25 July in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (IPW,Â Bilateral/Regional Negotiations, 30 July 2013).
The coalition plans to deliver the feedback to TPP decisonmakers, according to a press release from coalition members OpenMedia.org andÂ Association for Progressive Communications (APC).