[Ip-health] Statement on TPA Bill

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Fri Jan 10 09:04:56 PST 2014


Sean Flynn, American University Washington College of Law, 202-274-4157,
sflynn at wcl.american.edu <mailto:sflynn at wcl.american.edu> ;

Margot Kaminski, Yale Law School, margot.kaminski at yale.edu; David
Levine, Elon University School of Law, 336-279-9298, dlevine3 at elon.edu

The release of a Trade Promotion Authority bill yesterday, including
provisions to increase Congressional oversight of the trade negotiation
process, is a welcome sign that Congress may be preparing to increase
its oversight over international trade, including trade laws that alter
or restrict our domestic intellectual property laws. Unfortunately, the
bill does not go far enough to ensure public transparency and
participation, and does little to ensure that the products of such
negotiations promote the public interest.

More at: http://infojustice.org/archives/31877



Sean M Fiil Flynn

Associate Director

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) 

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