CLA Digest for March 2016 - Library Associations Opposed to Copyright Provisions of TPP
Among the items in this issue is an explanation of the opposition of a number of library associations to Chapter 18 of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement:
"The Canadian Library Association, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council have jointly prepared a statement in response to the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Our associations speak on behalf of Canadian researchers, students, educators and millions of others who rely on libraries for the development, preservation, and dissemination of Canadian content."
"We believe that Chapter 18 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in its current form will have significant negative impacts on the way that knowledge is shared and culture is preserved in this country. By accepting the provisions in Chapter 18 Canada has agreed to changes in copyright that favour powerful foreign interests and ultimately constrain the preservation, access and use of Canada's historical knowledge and culture."