Coalition Letter of NGOs to the U.S. Trade Representative

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On March 24th, 2006 Korean and US NGOs submitted a letter to the United States Trade Representative voicing concern about copyright issues arising due to the Korea-US FTA Negotiation.

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March 24th, 2006

Ambassador Rob Portman
United States Trade Representative
600 17th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20508
United States of America

Subject: Korean and US NGOs Position Paper on the copyright issues in the Korea-US FTA Negotiation

Dear Ambassador Rob Portman,

We, Korean and US NGOs undersigned here, would like to submit written comments on the Korea-US FTA negotiation.

We are deeply worried about the Korea-US FTA negotiations especially on the issues of copyright. Considering the FTA that the US negotiated with other countries such as Australia and Singapore, and what the US has been demanding from the Korean government thus far, we assume that US will request IPR protection similar to or stronger that the US IPR laws. And we think it will bring about dangerous situations, for example, to obstruct fair use, science research, technology advancement and publishing.

Below material includes our detailed opinions on the issues of copyright in. We honestly request that our important opinions should be considered very carefully.

Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely Yours,

[NGOs]
Christian Coalition for Media Reform (Korea) Citizens’ Action Network (Korea)
Cultural Action (Korea)
Dasan Human Rights Center (Korea) Essential Action (US)
Health Right Network (Korea)
Intellectual Property Left ‘IPLeft’ (Korea) IP Justice (US)
Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet (Korea)
Korean Federation of Medical Groups for Health Rights (Korea) : Association of Physicians for Humanism (Korea),
Association of Korea Doctors for Health Rights (Korea), Korea Dentists Association for Health Society (Korea), Korea Health and Medical Workers Union (Korea), Korean Pharmacists For Democratic Society (Korea), Solidarity for Worker’s Health (Korea)
LaborNet in South Korea (Korea) Media Center Mediact (Korea)
MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society Publications & Public Relations
Committee (Korea)
Nanuri+,HIV/AIDS Human Rights Advocacy Group of Korea (Korea) People before Profit (Korea)
Public Pharmaceutical Center (Korea)
Solidarity for Peace and Human Rights (Korea)
Won Buddhism Committee for Human Rights (Korea)

[Individuals]
Do-Hyung Kim, Lawyer, Editorial board member of Monthly Networker (Korea) Eun-Woo Lee, Lawyer of Horizon Law Group (Korea)
Margaret Chon, Professor and Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, Seattle University
School of Law (US)
Peter Suber, Research Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College (US)
Sasha Costanza-Chock, PhD Student, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California (US)
Seok-Man Hong, Journalist, People Power of RTV (Korea)
Seong-Tae Hong, Professor of Sangji University (Korea)
Young-Joo Yoo, Chief Editor of People’s Media ‘Chamsaesang’ (Korea)
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