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An Analysis of the Digital Provisions in the TiSA Draft

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.



Is Japan Slowing Progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

By Drew Wilson The news surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been particularly slim lately. Normally, there’s some meeting or trade talk between leaders surrounding the agreement happening every other week, but the news has been dead quiet for some time. Now, we may have a plausible reason why things have been particularly silent on


John Clancy Denies ACTA CETA Connection, But Criticism Persists

After the leaking of the IP chapter of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), officials were once again on the defensive. They denied that Internet spying (one of the most contentious issues of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is no longer part of CETA. Critics, however, say that this does not mean the concern