Canada’s newly elected Liberal government has announced that they are making no promises that anything will change in the TPP text. The news comes the day the text of the 6,000 page agreement was officially released.
One of the major issues with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the fact that there is no official public text. If reports are accurate, that could very well change next Wednesday.
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s next prime minister, will be armed with the backing of a Liberal Majority government. Some have hoped that he really did represent change from the Conservative party, but a phone call with a Japanese prime minister suggests that, like outgoing prime minister Stephen Harper, Trudeau may be supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
There’s been a development in the ongoing TPP debate. The Intellectual Property Chapter of the trade agreement has leaked. What’s significant about this leak is that it’s the final consolidated text. We offer in-depth analysis of the chapter.
The Canadian election was certainly based around the concept of change. With the Liberal majority win, it could very well be change for the worse. We look into what could be in the future for digital rights.
Canada is currently in the midst of a federal election. While a few issues to get in the news, digital rights has fallen by the wayside. We here at Freezenet aim to help change that by bringing it front and center here.
There’s been a recent announcement that says the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been finalized. While the announcement may sound like an end, it actually signals the beginning of the next major battle between the people and major corporate conglomerates. We highlight one of the many battlefields: digital rights.
We have finished analyzing three major trade agreements. These agreements include the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and the Trades in Services Agreement (TiSA). We’ve made a lot of findings between the three of them, so we’ve decided to offer a quick overview of what we found.
The Trades in Services Agreement (TiSA) is one of a number of secret trade agreements currently circulating behind closed doors. Like others, it contains digital provisions in a few “annexes”. We analyze these provisions as per the latest 2015 draft leak.
One of the many trade agreements being proposed is the Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement (CETA). We decided to review sections that relate to digital rights to see what is in it.