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Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that …23 July 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. “Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that undermines New Zealand’s sovereignty. “A meeting of the Labour Caucus this week agreed on five key principles which will be non-negotiable bottom lines to protect New Zealand’s interests when the agreement finally makes it to Parliament. “The lack of transparency around the Government’s negotiations with large foreign interests means Kiwis are in the dark about which of their sovereign rights are being gambled away by this Government in the hope of better trade conditions. “Labour is pro free trade, as evidenced by the China Free Trade Agreement we signed in 2008. But by negotiating the TPP in complete secrecy, the Government is creating a level of public unease. “We have been told that the Government expects to release the detail of the agreement after negotiations are complete. “This will be too late to...

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Nethui 2012: Copyright Plenary With David Farrar

Article – Nethui Live Notes We don’t have to seek consensus, we don’t have to write the new © act, this is just about identifying issues that should be looked at in the review of the © Act so people at the appropriate time next year can take submissions and have that … Nethui 2012: Copyright Plenary With David Farrar Live notes of Nethui 2012 Copyright Session held 11.10am 11/07/2012 at the Sky City Convention Center, Auckland, New Zealand. Nethui is an initiative of InternetNZ (Note: The event was broadcast by live stream and recorded by r2.co.nz. These notes are subject to further revision. Notes by @Gnat and helpers. ) David Farrar Session Briefing Via Listserve: Attachment: http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1207/Statute_of_Anne.pdf For those planning to attend the copyright session, attached is a little background note on the session. It focuses on the first copyright act, 300 years ago, which in my views was a very beneficial thing. Today it is very different. The hope is that we will have a discussion focusing on first principles, rather than just one the current copyright act. The Government is going to review the law next year, and ideally we want to persuade them not to just do a tinkering – but to have a fundamental look at what should be the balance between creator and user rights in the digital age. Things are looking up...

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