“…The movie industry’s main motives for wining, dining and flattering the Prime Minister were not about Dotcom or subsidies – although it has an obvious interest in both.
The end-goal is to get Key’s Government to drop its opposition to aggressive United States demands in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations.
New Zealand will host the next round of TPPA talks in Auckland in early December.
While John Key was in Los Angeles, top US intellectual property negotiators were in Wellington lobbying for their latest proposals.
Our negotiators have led the way in resisting US demands for radical extensions to intellectual property laws – which are designed largely by and for Hollywood.
They fear the US proposals would have a serious impact on technology-driven innovation – open access to the internet – privacy -
- and the interests of ordinary consumers.
So do New Zealand organisations ranging from the Libraries Association – Royal Society for the Blind – Consumer NZ – and the local IT industry -
- who have co-sponsored a website www.fairdeal.net.nz…”
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