New open letter on TPP to include user safeguards
Tue 22 Sep 2015, 01:40

This letter echoes a call from earlier this year when hundreds of tech companies called on the U.S. Congress to oppose the TPP and the Fast Track bill for doing nothing to promote fair use or other exceptions and limitations to copyright.

In the letter, EFF urges officials to be receptive to new changes that would mandate their countries to pass rules that bring more balance and flexibility to their copyright regimes. The letter makes clear that EFF remains very concerned about other provisions in the TPP, including its retroactive copyright term extension, its ban on DRM circumvention, and trade secret rules that could criminalize investigative journalism and whistleblowers who report on corporate wrongdoing.

This letter has been sent to trade negotiations today as they prepare to re-convene in Atlanta, Georgia to finalize the terms of the TPP.