Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill

InternetNZ lodged a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee regarding the TPP Agreement Amendment Bill.

Chapter 18 of the TPP requires member countries to adopt shared rules on intellectual property. If implemented, these rules would change the balance New Zealand has struck between the interests of users and rights-holders, particularly in copyright.

We have engaged with and supported discussion on this aspect of the TPP throughout negotiations and through the policy process. This submission continues that engagement.

Monday, July 25, 2016