Copyright: Complete Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Released Online
One month after signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the U.S. and New Zealand governments have published the full trade treaty, including details of what ISPs must do to defend others’ copyrights.
The deal sets out to reshape trade relations between countries including the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Information and communications technology products are singled out for special attention, as are telecommunications services and Internet service providers. It’s not all about technology though: it also covers wine and spirits, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, organic foods and secret recipes for prepackaged foods and food additives.
Chapter 18, on intellectual property, has two whole annexes devoted to Internet service providers — which in the treaty’s terminology means providers of either Internet access or of services on the Internet, and how they must help police online copyright infringement.
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Direct to Access Complete Text (via U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
Direct to Access Complete Text (Downloadable by Section; via New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
See Also: Reaction/Analysis by James Love, Knowledge Economy International
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