Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
12 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
After more than half a decade, the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement between Australia, Brunei, ​Canada, Chile​, ​Japan​, Malaysia​, Mexico​, New Zealand, Peru​, Singapore, United States​ of America and Vietnam, concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 5 October 2015 ... Read More →
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
12 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
After more than half a decade, the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement between Australia, Brunei, ​Canada, Chile​, ​Japan​, Malaysia​, Mexico​, New Zealand, Peru​, Singapore, United States​ of America and Vietnam, concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 5 October 2015 ...
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TPP Could Block Copyright Fair Use
TPP Could Block Copyright Fair Use
31 August 2015 | By  Rick Shera
Imagine that - we negotiate away copyright concessions to the US in TPP, only to find that the same lobbyists sitting in behind those negotiations then use the ISDS provisions of the same agreement to argue against us introducing fair use or to lodge a claim against the New Zealand Government if we do ...
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The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: What could it mean for Authors?
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: What could it mean for Authors?
11 April 2014 | By  Rick Shera
TPP is described as a free trade agreement, but it is much more than that. It is expected to cover trade in goods, tariff reduction, rules of origin, trade remedies and international dispute resolution, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, trade in services, intellectual property, government procurement and competition policy. Its promoters describe it as a comprehensive, gold standard, 21st Century, future proofed agreement ...
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Trans Pacific Partnership needs a level playing field
Trans Pacific Partnership needs a level playing field
14 October 2013 | By  Rick Shera
There are plenty of arguments against penalising New Zealand with the US TPP intellectual property proposals. But, if we are to accept those penalties, then the current off the ball issues need to be addressed so that at least we end up on a level playing field.
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TPP Presentation - transparency
TPP Presentation - transparency
14 June 2012 | By  Rick Shera
I spoke about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement at the monthly meeting of New Zealand Information Security Forum ...
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Don't like that Court ruling? Sue the Government to have it changed
Don't like that Court ruling? Sue the Government to have it changed
29 March 2012 | By  Rick Shera
I wrote earlier about the issues with the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) investor-state provisions. Those are the provisions which would enable a foreign investor to sue a Government if that Government's proposed law changes would negatively impact a company's investment in that country ...
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Don't like that law? Just sue the Government
Don't like that law? Just sue the Government
12 January 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Even if the proposed trans pacific partnership agreement (TPPA) is net beneficial to New Zealand (and some evidence on that would be good), we should be wary of including the so called investor state provisions ...
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ACTA process should not be used for TPP
ACTA process should not be used for TPP
29 September 2011 | By  Rick Shera
New Zealand has just announced that it is to sign the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). I'm not so fussed about that now because ...
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US wants to take an axe to New Zealand IP law (updated)
US wants to take an axe to New Zealand IP law (updated)
16 March 2011 | By  Rick Shera
It's one way of negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) I guess. Leak a document containing multiple extreme positions and then gracefully back down in the face of inevitable objection ...
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Prof Susi Frankel to talk on intellectual property aspects of Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
Prof Susi Frankel to talk on intellectual property aspects of Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
22 February 2011 | By  Rick Shera
As a member of IPSANZ, I've just been sent a flyer for a series of talks being given by Professor Susi Frankel of Victoria University, in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, entitled: A US Free Trade Agreement: Important Implications for IP Laws in New Zealand ...
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Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Bust-up
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Bust-up
06 December 2010 | By  Rick Shera
There are so many leaks of "official" information these days It's hard to keep up, but I've just read what is apparently a paper submitted by New Zealand negotiators on the intellectual property aspects of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement ...
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TPP: Son of ACTA secrecy
TPP: Son of ACTA secrecy
26 November 2010 | By  Rick Shera
It is disappointing to see a return to original ACTA-like secrecy in the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations in terms of the text
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ACTA concerns still but watch out for TPP
ACTA concerns still but watch out for TPP
07 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
The latest ACTA text from the Japan round is out and it's good to see it released officially by the negotiating parties this time.
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