New Zealand Libraries Fear US Could Steer TPP Copyright Rules

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A group representing hundreds of libraries in New Zealand expressed concern last week over potential copyright changes that could come out of “secret” negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade pact among New Zealand, the U.S. and several other countries.

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa said in a July 5 statement that it worries about the implications the TPP's guidelines might have on intellectual property rights, adding that the TPP's potential rules are “being negotiated in secret,” putting libraries in the...
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