What's wrong with TPP, the son of ACTA

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8 Responses to “What's wrong with TPP, the son of ACTA”

  1. EH says:

    So, were the USTR rumblings the other day, about being open to copyright term limits, just a decoy? One thing about this: can’t treaties be entered into without Congressional approval, that it’s an Executive-branch-only thing? Seems like a straightforward method to force changes in laws, since treaties are given the full force of domestic law (supposedly).

  2. What’s wrong with TPP?

    I can’t pronounce it. I’d suggest there should be a group for the Promotion Of Acronyms As Superior To Initialisms, but… well, you can see my problem.

  3. Finnagain says:

    It’s silly to have to use congress to write and pass our laws. We could save a ton of cash by just letting the corporations write their own laws. Maybe the buses would run on time.

  4. Andrew Singleton says:

    As a content creator I have this to say.

    If this is the best you can come up with to help Us poor content making folk Legal Guys.

    Stop. Just please… Stop and let whatever happen happen.

  5. Keith Panton says:

    how about a trial 12 months, dropp all the legal hunts, dumb DRM etc for 12 months and just sell us the stuff we want to buy, without regional codes, delayed releases designed just to annoy people in other countries so much they turn to torrents to get em thru the wait before they finally CAN buy it….

    Then report back on how much you’ve  ACTUALLY lost compared to the year before.
    I’d suggest the increased sales would be hard to hush up :)  They’d have to admit it’s all about trying to cling on the control they had in the 80s and not about ‘theft’.

  6. chrisharringtonjp says:

    TPP is awful in a number of ways. There is in fact a Japanese translation of an earlier draft floating around on the web, based on which Japanese farmers are up in arms.

    One of the other significant problems with TPP is that it defines “different import standards” as trade barriers. For instance, in most places in the US, there is no requirement to label food products for the use of GMO ingredients, while there is in Japan. If TPP is passed, then Japan would have to stop labeling imported food that contains GMOs, and Japanese consumers will be in the dark and unable to choose, other than simply consuming no imports at all, which is hard because processed food does not label the country of origin for ingredients used in bulk.
    Forget whether you are for or against GMOs. Taking away the right of people to make their own decision about it is pretty nasty in my book.

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