International Coalition Counters TPP Secrecy With Open Copyright Forum

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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 ‘Your Digital Future’, challenges the closed-door negotiations and secrecy surrounding the TPP by inviting internet users  to share what they think their digital future should look like, focusing specifically on copyright law that will encourage innovation.

The latest round of TPP negotiations took place from 15-25 July in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (IPW, 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 and Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

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