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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. TPPA looks set to secretly extend NZ’s Copyright Term November 12, 2013 by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith http://creativefreedom.org.nz/2013/tppa-looks-set-to-secretly-extend-nzs-copyright-term/ Last week the Creative Freedom Foundation participated in a group briefing and Q&A session with David Walker, NZ’s Chief Negotiator in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, and officials Angela Strahl and Yvonne Woutersen. The meeting made it quite clear that, although the details aren’t final, we can expect to lose many remix rights and see a greater ‘orphaned works’ problem here in New Zealand in exchange for more dairy exports to the U.S. Rather than further protecting artists’ rights, this move will prop up a fundamentalist approach to copyright that will drain the pool of works currently accessible to artists who wish to freely build upon them. Our Big Idea article outlines some of the reasons why this is a problem for kiwi artists. Orphaned works are works whose copyright holder can’t be found (hence the analogy to an orphan being unable to find their parent). With digital technology, and the lack of metadata about who owns particular work, this is becoming a major issue worldwide for artists, libraries, museums and archives. Once copyright...

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How TPP affects NZ artists

Press Release – Creative Freedom Foundation Last week the CFF attended a Stakeholders Briefing on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a treaty that will affect copyright in New Zealand, the United States and other nations. New Zealanders have just spent in excess of $600,000 to develop an …How TPP affects NZ artists and what the US wants our police to do next http://creativefreedom.org.nz/2012/how-tpp-affects-nz-artists-and-what-the-us-wants-our-police-to-do-next/ Last week the CFF attended a Stakeholders Briefing on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a treaty that will affect copyright in New Zealand, the United States and other nations. New Zealanders have just spent in excess of $600,000 to develop an enforcement regime (apparently for the benefit of Rhianna) in the Infringing File Sharing Act, but more changes are on the way that affect public and artistic rights. Summary of TPP copyright issues 1. The negotiations continue to be secretive even by WIPO standards. Some documents won’t be released for at least four years after the agreement is signed. 2. The US are pushing for New Zealand to adopt: • Internet termination for households, businesses, and organisations; • A policy for the NZ Police to prioritise copyright enforcement even at the detriment of other police work; • The effective removal of Fair Dealing rights by expanding the protectionism of DRM/TPMs, including criminalising the bypassing of DRM/TPMs when exercising legal rights; • Allowing copyright holders the ability...

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