The Internet makes copies of data in order to move it around, but the TPP could give copyright owners the right to stop people and businesses from making “temporary copies.” This is too powerful a right in the digital environment, where copying naturally occurs in order to get data from point A to point B. The “temporary copy” right could give content owners the power to set up toll booths on the Internet, making the information superhighway more expensive and slower. We don’t think that’s a fair deal. We know that NZ’s negotiators are trying to get us a fair deal, so let’s stand behind them. Tell the Minister that you want New Zealand to stay strong, and not to settle for anything less than a fair deal on the TPP.

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