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U.S. to drop TPP trade deal at start of Trump presidency

President-elect Donald Trump has doubled down on his commitment to end plans for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on the first days of his presidency. The agreement was championed by President Obama, who claimed it would open up trade between countries. Detractors however claimed it would send U.S. jobs …

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Everything we were worried about with the TPP was true

The Trans Pacific Partnership is the other side of the world’s TTIP. It’s a piece of legislation masquerading as a trade deal, which for a long time, leaked drafts of have scared privacy campaigners, doctors, tech companies, nationalists and just about every internet user who can wrap their head around …

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TPP could force state owned businesses to operate for profit only

The currently ongoing discussions by politicians from various countries about the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), has drawn the ire of many privacy advocates, doctors and technological professionals the world over, despite us knowing only a little about it. However following further Wikileaks reveals, the wool is gradually being pulled …

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U.S. spent $350 million+ on lobbying for TPP in the last year

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a trade deal much like the TTIP which currently threatens to affect medicine prices, copyright law and consumer privacy in the UK and elsewhere. It affects much of the Pacfic island nations, the Western coast countries of South America and North America, with politicians trumpeting …

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TPP draft suggests DMCA may not be forced on nations

Although the general consensus of everyone from Doctors without Borders to privacy advocates is that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its European equivalent the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are bad for everyone but a select few, the contents of them are still rather unknown. However a recent leaked draft …

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250+ tech firms take stand against Obama’s TPP

Just a few years ago the internet and the world outside that took a stand against restrictive bills like SOPA, ACTA and PIPA, which would have caused immeasurable harm to the internet as we know it. Today it’s being threatened by a whole new kind of legislation, the kind that …

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SOPA like TPP isn’t shared, to avoid public debate

The Trans Pacific Partnership agreement has been the subject of much criticism for years at this point. Despite seeing SOPA, PIPA and ACTA fall to public outcry, politicians in the US and other countries have continued to push for legislation that would extend copyright and protect monopolies, ostensibly to improve …

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US government still pushing for restrictive copyright bill

Remember SOPA, PIPA and ACTA? Those copyright enforcing, internet freedom restricting bills were set to be pushed through by governments around the world just a few short years ago, but the internet rose up like an angry swarm and swatted them aside. Unfortunately, the clear distaste the world has for these …

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SOPA like Trans Pacific Partnership derailed by US Senate

It’s been a while since the internet’s freedoms were threatened by something as paltry as legislation, we’ve had PRISM and Tempora to worry about for the last 10 months. But before that, we took on the likes of SOPA, PIPA and ACTA and won, so it’s somewhat surprising that the …

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US Senate is fast tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership

Despite almost universal condemnation from anyone that hears about it and large, influential organisations like Doctors Without Borders, the Trans Pacific Partnership, a non-debated, corporate lobbied piece of legislation that won’t need to see congressional scrutiny, is being rushed through the US Senate. Just like SOPA, PIPA, ACTA and other …

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Swedish uploader fined $652,000 for one movie torrent

An Ex- Admin of the now defunct bittorrent site, ‘Swebits’, has been fined $652,000 for uploading one pre-release movie a few years ago. Along with the crippling fine, he will have to serve 160 hours of community service and has a suspended Jail sentence hanging over his head for helping …

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US’ TPP trade agreement is stalling

It was back in November that we first started to hear details of the SOPA like, US trade agreement known as the Trans Pacific Patnership, that would impose big limits of personal privacy, see worldwide draconian crackdowns on software and media piracy and potentially stop life saving drugs from being …

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Doctors Without Borders criticises SOPA like trade agreement

International medical humanitarian organisation, Doctors Without Borders, has released a statement condemning the US backed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), stating that if the agreement were signed by all countries it could severely limit the ability of many of the world’s citizens to access affordable medicine. As it stands, it’s not too …

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Wikileaks outs TPP details, comparable to SOPA

Remember SOPA, PIPA and ACTA? Those three pieces of legislation which the internet and the world at large stood up against because they threatened to inhibit innovation in technology, freedom of speech and access to data? Well now those same concerns are back, but under a new guise: the TPP. …

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