Yearly Archives: 2012


Opinion: Being Against the TPP Doesn’t Mean You’re Against Free Trade

There’s been a rise of opinions amongst supporters of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that needs to be addressed. The opinion is that if you are against the TPP for whatever reason, that automatically means you are against free trade. Drew Wilson tackles this assumption head on.


ZeroPaid Interviews TorrentLitigation.com

We talk a lot about national and international copyright laws a lot, but one of the issues that receives less attention is how individual users can deal with legal threats by rights holders whenever they, say, get caught uploading copyright infringing material. Adam Urbanczyk, Principal Attorney of TorrentLitigation.com wants to be a solution for users […]



New Zealand Green Party Uniting International Counterparts to Criticize TPP

While the focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Canadian media has simply been that any trade deal is a good deal for Canada, the New Zealand Green Party has been busy trying to raise awareness over the dangerous known propvisions within the secretive agreement. They are not only taking their fight to the government […]



Malaysia Rejecting TPP as Agreement Causes Political Turmoil in Australia

There’s been plenty of developments in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the last week which is worth noting. Malaysia is currently rejecting the TPP. Meanwhile, the Australian government is getting a fresh round of criticisms from opposition parties over the latest revelations from the recent leak.


Obama Mulling Executive Order to Get Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Passed?

It seemed like a crucial battle was won to stop the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 for a little while, but now reports are surfacing suggesting that Obama might simply sign an executive order to have his own version of either the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (Senate version of the legislation) or CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing […]



HADOPI Three Strikes Law at a Crossroad

A three strikes law is one of a number of ideas major corporate entities have brought forth as a way to stem the flow of file-sharing and free information. France had the dubious honour of being amongst the first countries to test run this experiment. Now, years later, France is apparently looking to finally shed […]


Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaks Again – Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

There’s been a new development with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). A portion of the agreement detailing the copyright terms and exceptions has been leaked. This is certainly of particular interest given that the US reacted to the defeat of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting trade Agreement) by saying that there would be new limitations and exceptions inserted into […]