[originally posted on the Access blog by Perter Micek under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-NY)] The Panamanian Congress recently passed a dangerous copyright bill, and it is one step away from becoming law. That’s why civil society organizations from around the world have rallied to urge President Ricardo Martinelli to reject the legislation, send it back to Congress, and allow experts and civil society members to be involved in the process. The bill has caused a huge uproar around the world, including one report calling it “the worst copyright bill in history.”
Below is the letter addressed to President Martinelli, which we will be delivering soon. If you want to add your name or your organization to the letter, find more information at the end of the letter.