Stop the Secrecy

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trap and you.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne


As negotiations for the secretive and extreme Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement loom, check out this article detailing some of the ways that this and other trade agreement threaten your online rights and privacy on the Internet. Fight for a free and open Internet - call on your government to make the TPP transparent and accountable to the public interest:

Article by Maira Sutton for The Daily Dot: 

Imagine you’ve made a playlist for your friend, burned it to a CD, and decided to give that to her as gift. Or you have a website where you post PDFs of old vintage books salvaged from yard sales. Or you’re a teacher, and you want to show a film you’ve bought on DVD to your students but realize that its format won’t play with the school’s player. You find a way to make it work, and in an attempt to be helpful, you decide to share that method online so others won’t have to go through the same headache.

Now imagine that any one of the above examples could lead you to be cut off from the Internet, have your computer seized, fined up to $150,000, or even land you in prison. If the kinds of copyright laws that are being pushed forward in trade agreements truly come into force, you wouldn’t even have to imagine. This could all become reality. Read more »


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