CopyTalk on international trade treaty

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By trophygeek

***Note: url has been updated – 1:24 pm 10/1/15***

What does a trade agreement have to do with libraries and copyright? Expert Krista Cox who has traveled the world promoting better policies for the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) will enlighten us at our next CopyTalk webinar.

There is no need to pre-register for this free webinar! Just go to: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r3jb9p88qtp on October 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST.

Note that the webinar is limited to 100 seats so watch with colleagues if possible. An archived copy will be available after the webinar.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a large regional trade agreement currently being negotiated between twelve countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. The agreement has been negotiated behind closed doors, but due to various leaks of the text it is apparent that the TPP will include a comprehensive chapter on intellectual property, including specific provisions governing copyright and enforcement. In addition to requiring other countries to change their laws, the final agreement could lock-in controversial provisions of US law and prevent reform in certain areas.

Krista Cox is Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). In this role, she advocates for the policy priorities of the Association and executes strategies to implement these priorities. She monitors legislative trends and participates in ARL’s outreach to the Executive Branch and the US Congress.

Prior to joining ARL, Krista worked as the staff attorney for Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) where she focused on access to knowledge issues as well as TPP. Krista received her JD from the University of Notre Dame and her BA in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the State Bar of California.

About Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the Director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Office for Information Technology Policy. Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books and other public policy issues. She has a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MA in media arts from the University of Arizona. She can be reached via e-mail at crussell@alawash.org.

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