Wikileak – TTIP Internet Chapter leaks
Wikileaks has published a leaked draft — dated Oct, 5, and thus possibly the final text — of the “Intellectual Property Chapter” of the Trans Pacific Partnership, and it’s grim reading.
First in the parade of the Just Plain Wrong: the Internet has been included in a secret trade agreement.
Second: that the Internet is in a trade agreement at all
Third: The chapter dealing with the Internet is the intellectual property chapter, which tells you that as far as the negotiators were concerned, the most important fact about the Internet is whether people watch movies without paying for them — not whether the nervous system of the 21st century through which we conduct our work, family, romantic, artistic, and political lives is appropriately safeguarded.
Then we get into the specifics.. to name one:
In other words, if you’re accused of downloading anime in America, the Japanese government can force your American ISP to hand over all of your parents’ online records.
Again, TTIP/CETA.. there are more wrong deals going on here. Where is the @#$@! public involvement? [More]