USTR Pushes Copyright Exceptions At TPP Trade Talks

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday said that it is proposing the adoption of changes to rules governing exceptions to copyright law as the U.S. engages in trade talks at the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership conference.

The USTR is proposing a new provision at the trade talks that seeks to bring participants in the Asia-Pacific trade negotiations in line with intellectual property principles that provide exceptions for certain uses of copyrighted material such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research, according to...
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