MPAA & RIAA Demand Tough Copyright Standards in NAFTA Negotiations

 Posted by on June 21, 2017  Comments Off on MPAA & RIAA Demand Tough Copyright Standards in NAFTA Negotiations
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[Andy, TorrentFreak, Link (CC-BY-NC)] The MPAA and RIAA have made their positions clear in submissions to the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Both want allies Canada and Mexico to commit to tightened copyright law, including restrictions on safe harbor provisions that go beyond current US practice.

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Is Re-negotiating NAFTA Opening Pandora’s Box?

 Posted by on June 15, 2017  Comments Off on Is Re-negotiating NAFTA Opening Pandora’s Box?
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Without a refocus on user rights, transparency, and meaningful public input, the agreement will become a bonanza for copyright maximalists

[Timothy Vollmer, Creative Commons, Link (CC-BY)] This week Creative Commons submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding negotiating objectives for the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Continue reading »

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