e-commerce | digital rights
On Monday, a coalition of Peruvian civil society organizations issued a strong warning as negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty (TPP) come to an end.
Like the various other digital copyright enforcement provisions in TPP, the criminal enforcement language loosely reflects the United States’ DMCA but is abstracted enough that the US can pressure other nations to enact rules that are much worse for users.
Internet privacy and net neutrality would become things of the past if the secret Trade In Services Agreement comes to fruition.
Recent TiSA leaks show that not just content industry players, but now internet companies are lobbying for their interests in trade deals.
The secretly negotiated trade treaty TiSA — short for “Agreement on Trade in Services” — jeopardizes privacy protection in international data transfers.
AWP releases a bilingual copy of the Proposal of New Provisions Applicable to All Services and the Annex on Professional Services of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA).
After two years of negotiations, the draft Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) stands at 17 horizontal and sector-specific proposals, negotiators told Intellectual Property Watch after the 2-5 December Geneva round of negotiations
The US National Security Agency’s mass surveillance is a trade barrier for European Internet companies trying to provide services in the United States, a top EU official said yesterday (8 December).
A public online teach-in with representatives from several digital rights groups based in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries who share their analysis of the latest leaked text and lay out the current state of play of the negotiations
One of the most controversial parts of the TPP is the changes to copyright and Intellectual Property rights that would affect how we share and collaborate online.
Electronic Frontier Foundation’s analysis of the new draft Trans-Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter leaked by Wikileaks
A panel conducting a review of Australia competition policy landscape has recommended increased scrutiny of intellectual property-related clauses in trade agreements.
A South American biologist who found a five-year-old master’s degree thesis online, then shared it with fellow graduate students on a Web page, could spend the next eight years in prison for copyright infringement — thanks to the US-Colombia FTA.
A report from the European Parliament Research Service
A set of videos from the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue’s June 25, 2014 event on intellectual property and the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement.
Wine is a casus belli for the French government, who may block transatlantic negotiations if geographical indications are not protected. EurActiv France reports.
US proposals for free flow of information across borders and a ban on local server requirements could hamper other governments’ ability to uphold national privacy laws and regulations for off-shored personal data
The revolving door between industry groups and the Obama administration’s trade shop has been busy lately.
German Pirate Party invited everyone for a Zombie Walk to protest against the draft contract of the secretively crafted transatlantic trade agreement (TTIP) in Berlin on Easter Saturday.
Privacy is not on the table in the TTIP negotiations, but data flows are, which brings privacy to the table, explains Ante Wessels of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII)