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Launch of the Fair Deal campaign for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement

The Fair Deal campaign is about keeping the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement from changing our copyright laws. The TPP negotiations are secret, so nobody can say for sure what New Zealand could lose or gain from the agreement, but a leaked document reveals that the US wants copyright standards that would force change to New Zealand’s copyright laws.

Wellington Declaration read by ACTA negotiators

Following the writing of the Wellington Declaration, on Saturday 10th April at PublicACTA, the Declaration was given yesterday (Tue 13 April) to the NZ negotiators, accompanied by the 6,645 signatures received by 12pm yesterday. We learned later in the day that the Declaration had been given by the NZ negotiators to the offical delegations from all the countries in attendance at the Wellington negotiating round.

Sign the Wellington Declaration

On Saturday 10th April, over 100 people gathered to write the Wellington Declaration, a statement to the negotiators of ACTA.

Everyone interested in protecting their rights are encouraged to sign the petition to endorse the Wellington Declaration.

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PublicACTA is underway

PublicACTA is a day long open discussion event held in Wellington, and streamed live on the Internet at publicacta.org.nz

In the morning Michael Geist and Kimberlee Weatherall gave keynote speaches. Their slides are available in PDF format here:

Submissions made on Enforcement in the Digital Environment

A number of the acta.net.nz coalition organisations and individuals made submissions on enforcement in the digital environment for ACTA:

NZ negotiation venue leaked - acta.net.nz coalition urges respectful treatment of negotiators

The location of the 12-16 April ACTA negotiations has leaked. The NZ government chose to withhold the location under s9(2)(g)(ii) of the Official Information Act.

PublicACTA website launched, registrations are open

InternetNZ has launched a dedicated website at www.publicacta.org.nz, to provide details on the PublicACTA event to be held in the Town Hall in Wellington on 10 April 2010, ahead of the controversial ACTA (Anti-Countereiting Trade Agreement) negotiations.

Respected Australian legal academic Kim Weatherall has confirmed as a speaker, joining Canadian law professor Dr Michael Geist, previously announced. Further speaker and programme details will be announced in coming weeks.

InternetNZ hosting an ACTA briefing in Auckland on 24 March

InternetNZ is hosting a meeting in Auckland on Wednesday 24 March, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, to discuss ACTA.

The venue is the Coromandel Room, Level 1, Rendezvous Hotel, corner Vincent St and Mayoral Drive in Auckland's CBD.

The speakers are:

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