The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Copyright Law and Education
Rimmer, Matthew (2015) The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Copyright Law and Education. Advocate.
There is much concern across the Pacific rim about the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) upon public education. The secretive trade agreement involves a dozen nations across the Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, and Indonesia may soon join.
Although the text was finalised at the Atlanta talks in October 2015, the Agreement has not yet been made public. (The NTEU has joined with other unions and civil society organisations in calling for the agreement to be revealed to facilitate public debate before any decisions are made by Parliament.)
So whilst we cannot examine all the text that may impact on public educations, WikiLeaks has published the final version of the Intellectual Property Chapter of the TPP. The Intellectual Property Chapter of the TPP alone, with its copyright term extension, limits on copyright exceptions, and enforcement measures, will have a significant impact for educators and public education.
Impact and interest:
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|Additional Information:||Published in Advocate, 22(3), p.41|
|Keywords:||Trans-Pacific Partnership, Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, Copyright Term Extension, Fair Use, Copyright Enforcement|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2016 01:07|
|Last Modified:||09 May 2016 01:33|
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