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Another Announcement About TPP Wrapping Up Publishes

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the trade deals that has little to do with trade and more to do with fulfilling global corporate interests, is in the news again. Recently, a press release said that the agreement is close to being wrapped up. Will this be the announcement that signals a finalization is on […]


India Blocks Dailymotion, Sourceforge and More on Anti-Terror Advisory

The controversy over Internet censorship has appeared in India. Websites such as Dailymotion, Github, Internet Archive, and Sourceforge are among a list of websites that were recently censored by the government. Some websites have had their blocks removed since the initial wave of censorship, but some sites still remain blocked.


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 […]


IIPA Wants Italy on Piracy Watchlist for Having Privacy Laws

By Drew Wilson We’ve been covering the different countries the IIPA (International Intellectual Property Alliance) wants on their piracy watchlist. So far, the submissions were either demanding everything and the kitchen sink, had a host of problems in their logic or both. The submission about Italy is no exception to this. We explore why. The […]


IIPA Wants Mexico on Watchlist Even After it Signed ACTA

By Drew Wilson We’ve been covering the various countries that the IIPA (International Intellectual Property Association) wants to see on the Special 301 report. A surprising request is that Mexico be included on that list. It’s not what was included in the submission that is the most surprising, but what isn’t. Last year, to the […]


IIPA Wants Egypt on Piracy Watchlist for Not Being Stable Enough

By Drew Wilson There are a number of countries the International Intellectual Property Alliance wants on the US Special 301 priority watchlist. The watchlist is put together by American corporations and published on a government website after. We’ve been covering the reasons why other countries are being requested to put on the watchlist and, today, […]


IIPA Wants Greece on Piracy Watchlist for Not Blocking Websites Fast Enough

By Drew Wilson We’ve been covering what the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has been recommending for the Special 301 watchlist. While the 301 Watchlist isn’t really a credible source for reliable information, major corporate entities tend to lobby targeted governments demanding certain laws be implemented no matter how poorly conceived they really are. This […]


IIPA Wants Spain on Piracy Watchlist for Not Rubberstamping Takedown Requests

By Drew Wilson In 2011, Spain passed a controversial anti-piracy law dubbed the “Sinde Law”. The law set up an administrative body that is responsible for taking complaints about websites and decide whether or not to shut them down. After massive protests against the law, it passed thanks partly due to US pressure. Fastforward to […]


CETA Debated in House of Commons for a Second Day

By Drew Wilson The debate over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been heating up lately. Earlier this week, the agreement made its way onto the floor in the Canadian House of Commons. The next day, there were more questions being asked in Parliament. One of the notable patterns we noticed in the […]


CETA Debated on Floor of Canadian House of Commons

By Drew Wilson While we’ve been covering CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) all year, the agreement has recently made a splash in the Canadian media. This is in part due to the fact that the agreement was actively debated in the Canadian House of Commons. We now have a transcript of what was being […]