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Obama and Republicans Agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Unfortunately - NYTimes.com
“The TPP is little more than enhanced corporation power branded as free trade. It gives corporations the right to challenge government regulations and seek compensation if they think they’ve been treated unfairly by any of the 12 Pacific Rim nations in the deal.”

“The agreement would even allow countries to challenge one another’s laws, so that “equivalency” may simply mean that the least powerful regulations become the norm.”
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may 2015 by laurakalbag
Obama given fast-track authority to wrap up TPP | TODAYonline
Summary: Senior lawmakers in the US have given Obama the authority to fast-track TPP
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april 2015 by laurakalbag
Sony Emails Show Industry Execs Pushing for Trade Deal - The Intercept
“Finally, in regard to trade,” Fabrizio wrote, “the MPAA/MPA with the strong support of your studios, continue to advocate to governments around the world about the pressing need for strong pro-IP trade policies such as TPP and the proposed EU/US trade agreement (TTIP).”

Sony, and other studios, are pro TPP and TTIP because they help reinforce their grip on intellectual property, and give them rights to sue whoever they want in the name of protecting their content.
TTIP  TPP  tradeagreement  copyright  drm  piracy  eu  US  indie  indieroundup  notincluded 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Don’t Keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Secret - NYTimes.com
As it considers fast track here, Congress must address the secrecy, and the views of the privileged advisers, that shaped the agreement. Otherwise, “fast” will be little more than a euphemism for “avoid the public, and benefit the fortunate few.”
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april 2015 by laurakalbag
Is democracy threatened if companies can sue countries?
“Those protesting against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed new trade treaty between the European Union and the United States, are part of a growing international opposition to pacts that allow multinational companies to sue governments whose policies damage their interests.” By Michael Robinson on BBC News
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april 2015 by laurakalbag

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