We’ve long opposed the USA’s attempts to rewrite our copyright and other intellectual property laws through trade deals. Amongst other activities:
- We called for New Zealand to withdraw from ACTA and said that New Zealanders should get to decide their own laws.
- We participated in PublicACTA and the writing of the Wellington Declaration.
- We pointed out that negotiating ACTA and the TPP in secret is anti-democratic and leads to a poorer quality agreement.
We’re now pleased to endorse the goals of the Fair Deal campaign:
The Fair Deal campaign is about keeping the Trans Pacific Partnership from changing our copyright laws.
A Fair Deal is one that opens up new trade opportunities without forcing us to make copyright law changes that would take a major toll on New Zealand.