International Digital Rights
The goal of this page is to build a strong coalition of digital freedom advocates, with a specific focus on international intellectual property initiatives that impact national policies and laws and restrict users’ rights and impede access to knowledge. Our objective is to identify and cooperate with key local activists, to empower one another with strategies, resources, and tools, and to set an action plan for moving forward based on knowledge exchange, cooperation, and community building. The workshop will also be an opportunity for us to consider tactics specific to the concurrent New Zealand Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiation round, and strategic planning for ongoing work on the core issues regarding copyright, freedom of expression, and activism within the TPP and similar initiatives.
NZ Digital Rights Camp
- REIMBURSEMENT FORM - please print it and bring it filled. Deliver on December 1st to Carolina Rossini
- The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreements Issue Page at EFF
- Temporary Copies by EFF
- Copyright Limitations and Exceptions and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement by EFF and Public Knowledge
- The Impact of Trade Agreements on Innovation, Freedom of Expression and Privacy: Internet Service Providers’ Safe Harbors and Liability by EFF
- The Three-Step Test by EFF
- Copyright Term Extensions and the Public Domain by EFF
- Digital Content Locks by EFF
- Four ways the Trans-Pacific Partnership's copyright provisions will lead to digital censorship by Maira Sutton, EFF, for IFEX
- TPP, Intellectual Property and Consumer Rights, by Consumers International
- The TPP Agreement: Chapter on Competition Policy by Alice Pham, CUTS Hanoi (May 2013)
- Investor State Dispute Settlement Provisions in the TPP: Impact on Access to Knowledge by Rashmi Rangnath, Public Knowledge (May 2013)
- Information Flow and Trade Agreements: History and Implications for Consumers’ Privacy by Alberto Cerda and Carolina Rossini (May 2013)
Materials on Activism
- How to Help Protect Your Online Anonymity Using Tor
- Engaging Social Media for Advocacy
- Simple Tips for Throwing Public Events
- Media Tips for Activist Groups
- Basic Steps & Tips to Building a Coalition
- How to use the Internet to save the Internet
- Hotel arrangements: rooms listing at Auckland City Hotel
- Auckland University, Law School
- Room: Algie lecture theatre, 2nd floor, 9 Eden Crescent, Auckland Central
- Law school map (Building 801)
- Auckland Map and Points of Interest
From airport to Hotel
- Airbus Express - A bus service for travelers to Auckland's CBD and Downtown Ferry
- Terminal from and to Auckland Airport every fifteen minutes. This service also stops outside the Mt Eden train station in both directions. Reservations are not required and tickets are sold by the driver. City to airport and airport to city, transfers take approximately 40-50 minutes. Please go to www.airbus.co.nz for more information about the route & Times and ticket prices.
- Shuttle Buses
- A number of shuttle buses are available from the bus shuttle rank which is accessible through door 11 in the arrivals area, Jean Batten International Terminal. They also operate outside the Air New Zealand and Qantas domestic terminals. Passengers are advised to book shuttle trips to the airport in advance. For more information and bookings phone +64 9 522 5100 or visit the web site at www.supershuttle.co.nz.
- Taxis are available for all arriving and departing flights from both the international and domestic terminals. Taxis ranks are situated at the western side of the Jean Batten International Terminal and in front of the Air New Zealand and Qantas domestic terminals. The airport to central city taxi fare is approximately NZ$95.00 - NZ$105.00.
NZ Digital Rights Camp/Agenda|Agenda
The agenda will be divided in time slots for welcoming and methodology, presentation on core country concerns, working groups on "core concerns", and activism training.
Given the amount of topics we seek to cover during the two-day workshop, we have limited the duration of each of the "country" presentations to 30 minutes each. Therefore, we do not expect presenters to cover any of these issues at depth. We are hoping that the issues that you raise will open the door for further discussions moving forward, and for the groups to be able to identify common threats and potential areas of collaboration and resource sharing.
If more than one person from a country is interested in presenting, we will divide the time in 10 minutes slot, and be sure each of a presenter is focused in a different topic or audience concern. For instance, we will have folks from education and consumer rights from Australia. One presenter should focus on the barriers IP and trade agreements impose to education rights and the other on consumer rights, and so forth.
Soon, we will have a more complete agenda here.
Hotel: http://www.achhobson.co.nz/ (for those being covered by EFF).
Day 1 - Digital Rights Camp
Place: Auckland University School of Law
Time: 9:00AM to 6:00AM
Coffee breaks and lunch provided. Dinner on your own.
Dress code: Casual
|09:00am||Welcome: Agenda, Logistics, and Goals||Jane Kelsey (Auck. Univ.) and Carolina Rossini (EFF)|
|09:30am||Broad Perspective and Core Issues||Krista Cox (KEI) and Carolina Rossini (EFF)|
|10:00am||Introductions and Icebreaker||Maira Sutton (EFF)|
|11:30am||Country Report: New Zealand||Susan Chalmers (InternetNZ)|
|12:00pm||Lunch||Served in the Meeting Room|
|01:00pm||Country Report: Japan||Tomoaki Watanabe (Creative Commons Japan) and Masayuki Hatta (MIAU)|
|01:30pm||Country Report: Australia||Ellen Broad (Australian Digital Alliance) and Alexandra (EngageMedia)|
|02:00pm||Country Report: Canada||Steve Anderson (OpenMedia)|
|02:30pm||Post-It Activity (topics and countries) and Afternoon Tea||Maira Sutton (EFF)|
|03:00pm||Perspective from Google||Ross Young (Google)|
|03:30pm||Topic-Based Working Groups||All|
|04:30pm||Report From Groups||Maira Sutton (EFF) and Rapporteurs|
|05:00pm||Closing and Conclusions||Carolina Rossini (EFF)|
Day 2 - Digital Rights Camp
Place: Auckland University School of Law
Time: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Coffee breaks and lunch provided.
Dinner will be provided at Wooden Board Kitchen (with vegetarian options and 1 drink per person)
Dress code: Casual
|09:00am||Welcome back!||Maira Sutton (EFF) and Susan Chalmers (InternetNZ)|
|09:30am||Country Report: Chile||Francisco Vera (Derechos Digitales)|
|10:00am||Country Report: Mexico||Jorge Ringerbach (Creative Commons Mexico)|
|10:30am||Country Report: US||Krista Cox (KEI)|
|11:00am||Post-it and Morning Tea||All|
|11:25 am||Access to Books in Singapore||Mr. Rama - Executive Director National Book Development Council of Singapore|
|11:45am||Hand-On Activism: presentation and spectrum of allies activity||Maira Sutton (EFF)|
|01:00pm||Lunch||provided by conference in room|
|02:00pm||Activism: The Experience of Stop of the Trap||Steve (OpenMedia)|
|02:15pm||Country Report: Malaysia||Jeremy Malcolm (CI)|
|02:45pm||Country Report: Vietnam||Tan Nguyen (Viet Tan)|
|03:30pm||Topic-based Working Groups with inputs from Post-It Activity||All|
|04:30pm||Report back||Carolina Rossini and Rapporteurs|
|05:00pm||Road for Auckland Digital Rights Declaration and what is next||Carolina Rossini (EFF)|
|06:00pm||END||Jane Kelsey and Carolina Rossini|
Country Reports Presentations
These are the types of questions we would like you to address in your presentation:
- What are the major intellectual property policies and proposals that you oppose or are fighting in your country? Please describe the nature of the policies already enacted or are being proposed.
- How did you formulate your strategy to address the effects of these policies on digital freedom/access to knowledge/innovation?
- How did you garner media attention about your campaign and influence the public messaging around your issue? What “memes” did you use to counteract the government’s framing of the issue?
- How have your efforts affected the outcome of the proposal or surveillance practice?
- What are some lessons, tips, and/or advice that you have gained from this experience and would like to share
Topic Based Working Groups
Participants will choose working groups to discuss some of the most debated concerns within the evolution of IP norms and how trade agreements have impacted in shaping international and national laws. The goal of each group is to produce a short (1 paragraph) position statement that will compose the Auckland Declaration on Digital Rights.
- Exceptions and Limitations - Lead by Krista C. (KEI)
- ISP Liability - Lead by Carolina R. (EFF) or Francisco V. (DD)
- Information Flow - Lead by Jeremy (CI)
- IP and Human Rights - Lead by Sanya (TWN)
- DRM and anti-circumvention norms - lead by Carolina R (EFF) or Susan C (InternetNZ) or Maira S. (EFF)
- Temporary Copies - lead by Maira S. (EFF) or Susan C (InternetNZ)
- Term of protection and the Public Domain - lead by Watanabe (CC- Japan)
- Internet NZ
- Internet NZ on TPP