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Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Internet |

Filtration of TPP reveals threats to fair use of copyrighted content

Filtration of TPP reveals threats to fair use of copyrighted content

(Cc) Dennis Vu Photography for Unleashed Media

The so-called “fair uses” of the contents are under threat in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) , a trade promoted by the United States that many people remember the controversy SOUP law , and that is being discussed by Chile, Peru, Mexico , Singapore, Australia, Canada, USA, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.

In a new filtration of the text , it is implied that seeks to implement restrictions on limitations and exceptions to copyright. Limitations and Exceptions allow a user, for example, making parodies of copyrighted works, comments or criticisms on works of others, use a copyrighted work to give a class, make private copies, etc..

A proposal sent by the U.S. and Australia indicates that “each party shall restrict the limitations and exceptions to exclusive rights to certain special cases which do not conflict with normal exploitation of labor, presentation or phonogram, and do not unreasonably prejudice the legitimate interest the owner. “

This restriction is known as “rule of three steps.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) addressed the issue stating that “it is critical to ensure that any language to enter the three-step test to ensure that this test is not built so close, and also ensure you do not have prejudices against other limitations and exceptions that exist outside the test, and are included in international conventions. “

In Chile, the NGO Digital Rights expressed concern about it. “Basically, this leak confirms the dominant discourse that puts the as a space only of piracy, and not as a platform for creation and access to knowledge and culture. A trend in civil society must be reversed with various actions, “said Francisco Vera, a member of the organization.

The next round of negotiations take place between 6 and Sept. 15 in Leesburg, Virginia. It is believed that during the event will address some specific issues of copyright, and assess the reactions to this new proposal. According to the EFF, could also talk about how to enforce copyright on the Internet. The treaty was negotiated entirely in secret, which explains why he did not know the topics to discuss. All that is known so far of the PPT is leaking.

Links:
Leak of TPP text on copyright exceptions and Limitations (KEI)
New Leaked TPP text puts fair use at Risk (EFF)

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