Tech Cos. See TPP's Copyright Terms As Threat To Internet

Law360, New York (March 20, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A group of technology companies on Thursday urged the head of the Senate Finance Committee to not move forward with legislation that would “fast track” congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying the proposed trade pact may impose restrictive copyright provisions.

Citing concerns about the secrecy of the TPP trade negotiations and the proposed agreement's potential to limit Internet freedom, 29 technology companies — including Reddit, WordPress.com operator Automattic Inc., and online image hosting service Imgur — signed a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., saying...
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