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CONSULTATIONS ON POTENTIAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP MEMBERS

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By Rory McGreal January 7, 2012 - 6:21am Comments (1)

Michael Geist is recommending that people and educators in particular should participate in the public consultation to ensure that copyright restrictions are not further extended by these negotiations. I wrote the email below to

consultations@international.gc.ca

I would recommend that you too write in an objection.

MY EMAIL:

Sir or Madam:
I am writing to express my view and the view of educators in general that copyright provisions should NOT be part of these trade negotiations. In particular, educators feel that there is no real benefit to Canada in extending copyright more than the present 50 years after the death of the author and there are negative consequences on access to knowledge that is a major concern of educators if this term were extended. We would also oppose any discussion on digital lock provisions or Technical Protection Measures.

Yours sincerely

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