Archive for October 6th, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers Meet in Brunei by DFATD (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Is the Canadian Government Misleading the Public on the TPP Copyright Provisions?

The initial Canadian press coverage on the conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations has unsurprisingly focused on the dairy sector, with word that the government plans to effectively create a milk tax by transferring billions of dollars to dairy farmers without any evidence of loss. Lost in the coverage are the copyright and privacy implications of the deal. From a copyright perspective, it is notable that the Canadian government has sought to downplay the TPP, releasing a summary that suggests that it is consistent with current law. The government’s description of the copyright provisions in the TPP state:

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