Category Archives: Copyright

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Leaks Again

By Drew Wilson The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) has once again leaked. The freshly leaked details re-confirms some of human rights and activists worst fears about the Intellectual Property chapter. We go in-depth into this secretive agreement to show what (if any) has changed and what remains on this secret agreement between countries around […]


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Rightsholders Sue ISPs for Selling Internet Access

By Drew Wilson Rightsholders have said for years that the Internet is little more than a vehicle for “stolen” merchandise. Still, few rightsholders these days are willing to take such a direct approach to stop file-sharing as Sabam has recently. The Belgium rightsholder organization is suing ISPs for selling access to the Internet without paying […]


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Returning New Zealand Soldier Fined Under Skynet Law

By Drew Wilson Another person in New Zealand was fined under the New Zealand Three Strikes Law (or Skynet). This time, it was a member of the armed forces accused of downloading unauthorized works. He was fined $255.97 after receiving his third strike notice. The problem? He was serving his country in Afghanistan when the […]


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Australian Media Corporation Demands Three Strikes Law

By Drew Wilson Some media outlets are picking a fight with the Australian government thanks to proposed laws that would increase oversight in the media. The government’s move was triggered by the phone hacking scandal in Britain. While a lot of attention was focused on regulations, the debate has taken a bizarre twist in which […]






Reviewing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

By Drew Wilson After reviewing known information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Partnership Agreement (TAPA), we now shift our focus to another known threat to the Internet – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Like the TPP, CETA has had known leaks of its own in the past. It was these […]


The Controversy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

One of the major issues surrounding, among other things, Internet freedom revolves around a secretive agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Since there is interest to speed up the negotiating process, it doesn’t hurt to go back and look at a few reasons why the agreement is so controversial in the first place.