The Things that Matter

Article – Patrick Rose Award-winning New Zealand musician Tiki Taane today launched an interactive music, art & film exhibition in the pop up gallery ‘ArtBox’ on the Queens Wharf in Auckland.

US Negotiators Still Trying to Trade Away Internet Freedoms

Press Release – Electronic Frontier Foundation After years of secret trade negotiations over the future of intellectual property rights (and limits on those rights), the public gets a chance to looks at the results. For those of us who care about free speech and a balanced intellectual property system …

Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) IP Chapter

Press Release – Wikileaks Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter . The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more …

TPPA looks set to secretly extend NZ’s Copyright Term

Article – Creative Freedom Foundation Last week the Creative Freedom Foundation participated in a group briefing and Q&A session with David Walker, NZs Chief Negotiator in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement , and officials Angela Strahl and Yvonne Woutersen.

2012 In Lyndon Hoods: Satire & Images

Column – Lyndon Hood Satire, editorial images and the occasion piece of non-news from The Year Of All The People In The News Basically Being A Bit Useless. Except Keith Ng. He’s cool.

Taking the TPPA to the streets

Press Release – ItsOurFuture.org.nz From today until 12 December an enormous mobile billboard will be roaming the streets of Auckland to draw attention to the many issues raised by the Trans-Pacific Partnership for New Zealanders, in particular its implications for affordable medicines, environmental …

It’s Our Future — Kiwis concerned about the TPPA

Press Release – ItsOurFuture.org.nz A new website www.itsourfuture.org.nz has been launched for Kiwis concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), an international free trade and investment treaty being negotiated between New Zealand and ten other Asian and Pacific-rim countries, …

Civil Society Groups on U.S. TPP Copyright Proposal

Press Release – Electronic Frontier Foundation The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced a new copyright proposal today for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. One part of the proposal is a “3-step test” that may restrict copyright exceptions like fair use.