All Rights Reserved: Now We Know the Final TTP is Everything We Feared

Published on counterpunch, by Jeremy Malcolm, Oct 13, 2015.

… Since we now have the agreed text, we’ll be including some paragraph references that you can cross-reference for yourself – but be aware that some of them contain placeholders like ‘x’ that may change in the cleaned-up text.

Also, our analysis here is limited to the copyright and Internet-related provisions of the chapter, but analyses of the impacts of other parts of the chapter have been published by Wikileaks and others.

Binding rules for rights holders, soft guidelines for users: … //

… Extension of copyright terms: … //
… Ban on circumventing Digital Rights Management (DRM): … //
… Criminal enforcement and civil damages: … //
… Criminal enforcement and civil damages: … //
… Top-down control of the Internet: … //
… ISP Liability: … //
… Good points? If only … : … //

… (full text).


US: Georgia deputies filmed tasing handcuffed inmate hours before his death, on Russia Today RT, Oct 13, 2015;
(see also: US: ​Death of college student in Georgia jail ruled homicide, June 5, 2015);

UK now has third highest number of super-rich in the world, on Left Foot Forward, Oct 13, 2015: Credit Suisse’s (Global Wealth Report 2015) paints a stark picture of global inequality;

France: on n’est pas des veaux, dans, par GABRIELLE TEISSIER K, le 10 oct 2015;

Roy Bahat: to support innovation, subsidize creators, on Basic Income Earth Network BIEN, by Tyler Prochazka, Oct 10, 2015;

CANADA: the real security issue (is) food security, on The Record, Editorial, Oct 9, 2015;

PORTUGAL: New book from authors André Barata and Renato Miguel do Carmo released, on Basic Income Earth Network BIEN, by Andre Coelho, Oct 9, 2015;

US: Replace Welfare With a Negative Income Tax, on economics, by Michael Shindler, Oct 8, 2015;

CANADA: Food Access and Housing Security in Peterborough – Putting These Issues on the Election Agenda, on my Kawartha, Oct 8, 2015;

SECRET CIA REPORT: Pinochet personally ordered Washington Car-Bombing, on The National Security Archive, by Peter Kornbluh, Oct 8, 2015:

  • PRESIDENT REAGAN INFORMED THAT PINOCHET’s ROLE WAS “a blatant example of a chief of state’s direct involvement in an act of state terrorism”;
  • and: National Security Archive Seeks Declassification of CIA Assessment in the Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations;

How the TPP Threatens Jobs & the Environment, on Citizens Trade Campaign, Oct 7, 2015;

Refugees / Flüchtlinge:

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