July 6, 2012
OpenMedia original article
Infojustice: TPP negotiators are trying to shut you out
From 11am to 2pm, USTR hosted two types of stakeholder events – a tabling session, where civil society groups set up materials to distribute to the negotiators, and a presentation forum, where people were given ten minutes to present.The presentation forum was split into three tracks; two of which were mainly focused on IP. People found it unfortunate that they were unable attend talks being given by IP groups at the same time (for instance, EFF and Public Knowledge were scheduled at the same time, in separate rooms).
Additionally, the fact that the tabling session and the three tracks of stakeholder presentations coincided with each other – and lasted for less time than in previous rounds – led people to feel that the San Diego stakeholder outreach offered less to civil society than those in previous rounds. Read more »
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