Top 11 things the government doesn't want you to know about the TPP. Number 3 has really got me worried. Which one bothers you the most?
Article by Daniel Tencer for The Huffington Post
- It Could Criminalize Small-Scale Downloading
- It Could Reduce Or End CanCon Rules
Canada’s new copyright laws, passed last fall, cap the liability for unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material at $5,000, so long as the downloading is not for commercial purposes. But the TPP could force Canada to institute criminal penalties even for small-time downloaders, according to a number of consumer advocacy groups.
Canada’s top negotiator at the talks last fall refused to say whether Canada would fight for its new copyright laws in the TPP deal.
An umbrella group of U.S. media companies has been lobbying the U.S. Trade Representative to pressure Canada into repealing Canadian content rules as part of the TPP.
That has raised significant concerns among music and film and TV groups that Canada’s cultural industries could be threatened by the TPP.
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