Thursday, July 05, 2012

[PDI] Fwd: Criminalizing what?

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As you read this, lobbyists are setting a trap of restrictions that will
criminalize daily uses of the Internet. But politicians move when public
pressure becomes impossible to ignore. You've already signed the petition. Please take the next step by spreading the word
on *Facebook*<>
*, on **Twitter*<>
*, and by forwarding the URL to everyone you know

This week, negotiations are taking place behind closed doors to create the
TPP's Internet trap *criminalizing our day-to-day use of the Internet
through expensive fines.*1

You and over 80,000 others around the world pushed back by signing the petition. Yet the list of TPP lobbyists is also growing;
over 600 from telecom, media, and other conglomerates are privy to these
secret negotiations.2 *We need the entire pro-Internet community to push
back against the TPP's Internet trap.*

Will you take the next crucial step by *sharing the petition on
*, **Twitter*<>
*, and forwarding the URL to everyone you know today?

After citizens stood against big telecom and media conglomerates' attempts
to push through national laws that would crush free expression and
innovation online, their lobbyists decided to go behind closed doors
through the TPP. *It's an undemocratic, extreme attempt to take decisions
about the Internet out of your hands.*

But the pro-Internet community is taking the fight global as well. We've
assembled a powerful coalition of people and organizations—including
experts at Public Knowledge, Public Citizen, and the Electronic Frontier
Foundation—who are currently on the ground at meetings in San Diego. They
have committed to hand-deliver the petition signatures to
leaders, but we need to give them the numbers to have influence.

*Please help us hit the crucial 100,000 signatures mark by reaching out on *
*, on **Twitter*<>
*, and by forwarding the URL to everyone you know

The pro-Internet community is already *having an impact across borders.* In
the U.S., 130 members of Congress just signed a letter calling for secret
TPP documents to be made public;3 in Canada the largest federal opposition
party has come out against the TPP;4 rifts are also developing between
other signatory countries.5

If we work together we could all be part of a foundational achievement of
the global pro-Internet community: dismantling this Internet trap before it
gets set. Thanks for sharing through the links above.

For the open Internet,

Reilly and Steve, on behalf of your OpenMedia team

*P.S. OpenMedia is a small non-profit organization working to safeguard
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[1] Public interest groups have obtained the February 2011 draft of the
TPP's Intellectual Property Rights
In it, we can see that the TPP would drastically increase Internet
surveillance, Big Media's Internet lockdown powers, and criminalize content
sharing in general, with a likelihood of harsher penalties. We know from
experts that the TPP's Internet trap provisions could be made even
And here's a report
the meetings from Infojustice.

[2] Find the list of telecom lobbyists

[3] Learn more in the National Journal: *Lawmakers, Groups Urge Greater
Transparency in Trans-Pacific

[4] Find the NDP's press release

[5] See The Conversation: *A dangerous investment: Australia, New Zealand
and the Trans-Pacific


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