Tuesday, September 11, 2012

[PDI] Fwd: Stop the Trap!

Anyone know if this is true?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Josh Levy, FreePress.net" <info@freepress.net>
Date: Sep 11, 2012 1:57 PM
Subject: Stop the Trap!
To: "Daniel A. Stafford" <aquarianm@gmail.com>

[image: SavetheInternet.com] <http://savetheinternet.com>[image: free
press action fund] <http://freepress.net>

Dear Daniel,

Right now, industry lobbyists and bureaucrats are putting the final touches
on an international trade agreement that could strip away many of our
Internet freedoms and cast ordinary Internet users as criminals.

The deal is being pushed forward in a series of closed-door meetings away
from the scrutiny of digital rights advocates and Internet users. We've
stopped bad Internet policies like this before. Now it's time to stop the
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

* Don't Let the TPP Trap You. Stop This Deal

Free Press is partnering with our friends at
alert users about this bad deal. If approved the TPP would:

- Criminalize some everyday Internet use.
- Force service providers to collect and hand over your private
data without user protections.
- Give media conglomerates the *power to fine you for Internet use*,
remove online content — including entire websites — and even
terminate your
Internet access!

To learn more about the TPP, visit

OpenMedia.ca rightly calls the TPP an "Internet trap."1 If it passes,
TPPcould criminalize ordinary
Internet actions — like linking to certain content or sites.

This is ridiculous. Governments around the world need to hear from Internet
users like you before the TPP becomes the law of the Web:

* Don't let the TPP trap

Thank you,

Josh, Tim and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team

1. "TPP: The Secretive Agreement That Could Criminalize Your Internet Use,"
Openmedia.ca, May 14, 2012:

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