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What Is TPP & How Does It Affect You? — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

What Is TPP & How Does It Affect You?

You probably heard about the new freedom threatening acronym floating around the news. So what is TPP and what’s wrong with it? Our friends at EFF explain:

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement currently being negotiated by the United States and eight other countries. Like ACTA, the TPP is being negotiated in secret, and on a fast timetable. We don’t know what’s in the TPP IP chapter, or even what the U.S. trade representative is pushing for in this agreement. That worries us. Entertainment industry executives who are members of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee will likely get to see the agreement drafts – again – but the rest of us will be kept in the dark unless we speak up now.

This secretive, multi-national trade agreement threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property laws across the globe.

Why You Should Care

TPP raises significant concerns about citizens’ freedom of expression, due process, innovation, the future of the Internet’s global infrastructure, and the right of sovereign nations to develop policies and laws that best meet their domestic priorities. In sum, the TPP puts at risk some of the most fundamental rights that enable access to knowledge for the world’s citizens.

What You Can Do: click here and act, no matter which side of the Pacific you are!

EFF has created an infographic to help explain what this is all about and how it can potentially threaten creators, innovators and fans around the globe. If you’re like us, you probably fit into at least one if not all of those categories so spread the news and take action!


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