“From what I can tell it’s even LESS known than ACTA. I haven’t even been able to find any YouTube videos on it.
Here are two lovely quotes I think you will find interesting:
“A leaked version of the February 2011 draft U.S. TPP Intellectual Property Rights Chapter indicates that U.S. negotiators are pushing for the adoption of copyright measures far more restrictive than currently required by international treaties, including the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.”
“The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is pursuing a TPP agreement that will require signatory counties to adopt heightened copyright protection that advances the agenda of the U.S. entertainment and pharmaceutical industries, but omits the flexibilities and exceptions that protect Internet users and technology innovators.”
Yep, more restrictive than ACTA.
Countries will be forced to rewrite their copyright laws and adopt this agreement’s (beyond sucky) laws.
I don’t really know much about this myself, but here are a few points summarized from the article: -Temporary reproductions of copyrighted works without permission will count as infringement. (So I’m guessing you can’t put your music on an external drive if you’re getting a new computer?) -Countries can’t import legitimate goods without copyright owner approval. (So basically Japan could say that USA is no longer allowed to import anime.) -Extend the Life+70 years copyright in individual work, and the 95 years after publication/120 years for corporation stuff. -Ban circumvention of digital locks. (DMCA is a whole host of issues in and of itself.) -“Adopt criminal sanctions for copyright infringement that is done without a commercial motivation.” (Pretty self-explanatory there.) -“Adopt the U.S. DMCA Internet Intermediaries copyright safe harbor regime in its entirety. This would require Chile to rewrite its forward-looking 2010 copyright law that currently provides for a judicial notice and takedown regime, which provides greater protection to Internet users’ expression and privacy than the DMCA’s copyright safe harbor regime.” (Couldn’t have said it better myself.)” - WindieDragon
Mother of fucking god, I am seriously getting tired of the fucking US continuously fucking trying to fuck shit up by making so much fucking shit and caring so fucking much about fucking copyright and fucking intellectual fucking properly fucking problems when there are so many other fucking much more fucking important fucking problems that have to be fucking taken fucking care of. Fuck.
I don’t fucking care if this will fucking fill my fucking fuck quota of the fucking month, holy fucking shit balls on a dick.
I don’t fucking even fucking FUCK.
Just spread this shit. Just fucking do it.
For fuck sake. 2012 really will be the end of the world.
Don’t lose hope. If it’s being shelved and edited there’s still time to make Congress do the smart thing and consult people who actually know how the internet works.
They’re probably hoping the hype will die down and they’ll be able to quietly do whatever they want, which will inevitably be a huge problem for all of us. Don’t let it. Keep up with what’s happening and keep pestering your congresspeople.