Date: 30 October 2014 22:49
Subject: REVEALED: TPP is almost complete
Revealed: Leaked drafts show that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will censor the Internet and stifle free expression worldwide. Negotiators are closer than ever to reaching an agreement2, so we’re firing back with a powerful video to expose their censorship plan. We need your help to make it go viral
New leaked drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reveal that negotiators are pushing full steam ahead with their Internet censorship plan. The leaks confirm our worst fears about the TPP: it will make the Internet more censored, expensive, and policed.1
The leaks also reveal that, despite pushback from citizens around the world, negotiators are closer than ever to reaching an agreement.2
This could be our last chance to tell negotiators to abandon their plans to censor the Internet. We’re launching a compelling video that will expose the TPP’s threats to free expression online — can you chip in to help make sure it goes viral?
Thanks to support from our community, we’ve managed to prevent TPP negotiators from nailing down their plan so far.
But negotiations are wrapping up and our campaign to stop the TPP’s extreme censorship is shifting its focus to political leaders who cannot hide behind the closed doors of secret meetings. Our task is clear: we must show them how unpopular Internet censorship really is.
We have to act quickly — negotiators have just concluded a week of secret meetings in Australia,3 and President Obama has signalled he wants to announce finalized details of the agreement within weeks.4
We know this is a strategy that works — if the video goes viral, decision makers will take notice.
OpenMedia has led the fight to stop the TPP’s extreme censorship — we engaged over 300,000 people in 155 countries around the world as part of creating a positive alternative to the TPP, the Our Digital Future report.5 Our video promotes our positive plan to enable everyone to share and collaborate freely online– your support today will empower us to show decision-makers the sensible alternative to the TPP’s illegitimate censorship.
So far, the TPP’s negotiations have been shrouded in extreme secrecy — but with your support our video can drag them out into the light, placing pressure on political leaders responsible for implementing the agreement’s censorship.
For Free Expression,
Meghan & Jason, on behalf of your OpenMedia team.
P.S.: Click here to listen to a special audio preview of our video. Your support will help us to pay for the video and buy the advertising needed to help make it go viral.
 Latest TPP Leak Shows US Still Pushing Terrible DRM and Copyright Term Proposals—and New Threats Arise Source: EFF
 ‘Wikileaks’ free trade documents reveal ‘drastic’ Australian concessions.’ Source: The Guardian
 ‘Joint Statement of the Ministers and Heads of Delegation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Countries.’ Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative
 ‘Japan, U.S. trade chiefs seek to clinch bilateral TPP deal.’ Source: Mainichi
 ‘Our Digital Future: A Crowdsourced Agenda for Free Expression.’ Source: OpenMedia.org
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