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Thu Oct 8, 2015, 08:27 PM

 

Groups Issue Warning: Pro-Corporate TPP Could Kill the Internet

Common Dreams: Groups Issue Warning: Pro-Corporate TPP Could Kill the Internet

TPP opponents have claimed that under the agreement, "Internet Service Providers could be required to 'police' user activity (i.e. police YOU), take down Internet content, and cut people off from Internet access for common user-generated content."

Among the deal's provisions are rules that could criminalize file-sharing, whistleblowing, and breaking digital locks, even for legitimate purposes. Of course, because the contents of the pact have been negotiated largely in secret, the exact implications of the TPP on user rights is yet to be seen.

However, Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF) Maira Sutton wrote on Monday, "We have no reason to believe that the TPP has improved much at all from the last leaked version released in August, and we won't know until the U.S. Trade Representative releases the text. So as long as it contains a retroactive 20-year copyright term extension, bans on circumventing DRM, massively disproportionate punishments for copyright infringement, and rules that criminalize investigative journalists and whistleblowers, we have to do everything we can to stop this agreement from getting signed, ratified, and put into force."

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Reply Groups Issue Warning: Pro-Corporate TPP Could Kill the Internet (Original post)
portlander23 Oct 2015 OP
Ichigo Kurosaki Oct 2015 #1
kelliekat44 Oct 2015 #2

Response to portlander23 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:32 PM

1. Beside that

I heard from a RW source that the copyright part will put severe restrictions on even being able to share news information like the headline and posting links.
If this is true it could become dark times for forums such as DU etc.

In any case the terms of the agreement need to be looked over with a fine tooth comb and a magnifying glass for the fine print.
If they can control the internet and the information that flows through it we are in some deep guano.

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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:26 AM

2. Why don't folks just wait until all the info on this is made public? nt

 

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