I am genuinely confused. First you say "it’s unfortunate that the Trade Promotion Authority legislation now being debated by Congress does not on its face fully reflect Ambassador Froman’s commitment." Then you say "We hope Congress will approve Trade Promotion Authority." It would appear that you trust the USTR to make good on Froman's commitment. What have they done to merit this trust?There are many in the USTR who do not share Google's appreciation of the need for a balanced copyright policy, as discussed in this Washington Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/11/26/heres-why-obama-trade-negotiators-push-the-interests-of-hollywood-and-drug-companies/. If congress were to grant Trade Promotion Authority, and the USTR were to renege on Froman's commitment to a treaty that mandates a balanced copyright policy, there is little that anyone could do. We would be stuck with a treaty that harms the Internet for the foreseeable future. So why does Google favor TPA in its present form?
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