Thursday, November 14, 2013

WikiLeaks Exposes IP Chapter Of Pacific Rim Trade Deal And The U.S. Desire To Trade Away Internet Freedoms

Sydney Morning Herald

WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Draft Chapter Of Trans-Pacific Partnership -- The Guardian

Treaty negotiated in secret between 12 nations 'would trample over individual rights and free expression', says Julian Assange

WikiLeaks has released the draft text of a chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a multilateral free-trade treaty currently being negotiated in secret by 12 Pacific Rim nations.

The full agreement covers a number of areas, but the chapter published by WikiLeaks focuses on intellectual property rights, an area of law which has effects in areas as diverse as pharmaceuticals and civil liberties.

Negotiations for the TPP have included representatives from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, and Brunei, but have been conducted behind closed doors. Even members of the US Congress were only allowed to view selected portions of the documents under supervision.

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