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.
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.
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.