Posted by alecs1 pe 2015-10-11
An European meets his American friend and says:
-Hey man, I heard you entered TPP.
Worried, the American sniffs the air then carefully inspects his shoes and pants.
-What did you say I entered?
The EFF analysis shows that copyright authorities will have the right to destroy computers involved in making unauthorised copies of copyrighted work. The duration of copyright also extend to the life of the author + 70 years. If this is not rent-seeking and milking the dead cow, I don’t know what is.
The Wikipedia page on TPP also has a compilation of criticism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership#Criticism
Now we probably know why there’s so much secrecy around this: the governments fear the will be chased with stones before the end of their term😀 I can’t wait to see the results of this, when the first few computers will be burned for ripping some CDs or the first health agency starts screaming they can’t procure cheap generics.