TPP Creates Legal Incentives For ISPs To Police The Internet. What Is At Risk? Your Rights.
The Trans-Pacific Agreement draft chapter on Intellectual Property – as of its current leaked version [PDF], article 16 – insists that signatories provide legal incentives for Internet Service Providers to privately enforce copyright protection rules. The TPP wants service providers to undertake the financial and administrative burdens of becoming copyright cops, serving a copyright maximalist agenda while disregarding the consequences for Internet freedom and innovation.
TPP article 16.3 mandates a system of ISP liability that goes beyond DMCA standards and U.S. case law. In sum, the TPP pushes a framework beyond ACTA and possibly the spirit of the DMCA, since it opens the doors for:
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