Imagine a world where you could be dragged to court and receive a large fine for simply clicking on the wrong link, where service providers would hand over information about your online activities without privacy safeguards, and where online content could be removed by big media conglomerates at will.
Last week, the 15th round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership wrapped up in New Zealand. The secretive agreement, which has allowed for very little public input, will provide new ways for Big Media to criminalize your Internet use. Concerned about what the Internet will look like under the TPP? You should be.
Thanks to support from Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), I had a chance to attend the latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, from December 3rd to the 12th, in Auckland, New Zealand. I agreed to attend and make a presentation to the negotiators.