Stop the FTAA Information Lockdown

Reports and White Papers

IP Justice White Paper: “FTAA: A Threat to Freedom and Free Trade”

IP Justice Santo Domingo Statement: “Why the Americas Should Resist Pressure to Adopt the FTAA’s Intellectual Property Rights Chapter”

The UK Royal Society: “Keeping science open: the effects of intellectual property policy on the conduct of science”

David Vivas-Eugui: “Regional and bilateral agreements and a TRIPS-plus world: the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)”

TRIPS Issues Papers 1. Supplementary table: Simple legal text comparison of the TRIPS Agreement and FTAA Draft IPRs Chapter

Sisule F Musungu and Graham Dutfield: “Multilateral agreements and a TRIPS-plus world: The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)”

UNESCO, World Information Report 1997/98: “Copyright as Means of Controlling Flow of Ideas and Knowledge”

Computer Software and Electronic Commerce: “Development in the Information Age: Issues in the Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights”

Canadian Heritage Study: Part II of Study Rejecting Anti-Circumvention Laws

Universidad de Buenos Aires: “Recent International Developments in the Area of Intellectual Property Rights”

The Bellagio Series on Development and Intellectual Property Policy: “Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy”

David Vivas Eugui (BRIDGES): “Intellectual Property in the FTAA: New Imbalances and Small Achievements”

Ruth L. Okediji (BRIDGES): “Development in the Information Age: The Importance of Copyright”

MSF White Paper

Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres: “Trading Away Health: Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines ”

Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres: “FTAA Agreement Threatens Access to Affordable Medicines in the Americas”

Oxfam PaperOxfam International: “Make Trade Fair for the Americas – Agriculture, Investment and Intellectual Property: Three Reasons to Say No to the FTAA”

VII Americas Business Forum: “Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights Report”

Health GAP Report on FTAA:

Human Rights Watch briefing paper: “The FTAA, Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment, and Human Rights”

Action for Community and Ecology in the Regions of Central America Green Paper

UNCTAD-ICTSD Project on Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Development

News Analysis and Commentary

ICTSD: “Civil Society Groups Outline Vision, Concerns for UNCTAD XI”

Noticias: “GMO’s, Agri-Business, and the FTAA”

Samuel Trosow: “Digital Millennium Copyright Act – Does Canada Really Need It?” (Powerpoint)

Communications Workers of America: “What is the FTAA and Why We Should Care” (Powerpoint)

Third World Network: “United States pushes for greater IPR privileges in FTAA”

Brazzil: “FTAA: Brazil’s Poison Pill”

Inter Press Service: “U.S. Stance on FTAA Will Mean More Expensive Drugs – NGO”

CorpWatch: USA: The FTAA and the AIDS Crisis in the Global South

Starhawk’s 5 Reasons to Oppose the FTAA

Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres: FTAA Petition

Other Organizations Commenting on the FTAA

Other organizations commenting on the FTAA.

Noteworthy Comments Submitted by Civil Society

See list of noteworthy comments submitted by Civil Society