Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights

Malcolm, Jeremy; Sutton, Maira
Date Written:  2015-11-05
Publisher:  Electronic Frontier Foundation
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18101

Trade offices involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have finally released all 30 chapters of the trade deal today, a month after announcing the conclusion of the deal in Atlanta. Some of the more dangerous threats to the public's rights to free expression, access to knowledge, and privacy online are contained in the copyright provisions in the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter. Now that the entire agreement is published, we can see how other chapters of the agreement contain further harmful rules that undermine our rights online and over our digital devices and content.

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