Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Setback for Intellectual Property Policies

Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Setback for Intellectual Property Policies

The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement) has been finalized. Now that the negotiators have agreed on the text all that is left is approval by the twelve involved nations: Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and Japan. However, none of these countries will let their people decide about it in a referendum. Most of what we know about TPP has come […]

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EU Parliament Votes Against 2.3 Million European Citizens

EU Parliament Votes Against 2.3 Million European Citizens

The highly controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was voted upon in the EU parliament this Wednesday, July 8th. A majority of the parliament backed the resolution, 436 ‘yes’ votes against 241 ‘no’ votes. “While TTIP between the US and Europe would create the world’s largest free trade zone many Europeans believe that the agreement will elevate corporate interest above national interest.” [RT] Proponents […]

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Why Pirates should be concerned about TTIP

Why Pirates should be concerned about TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) bothers us on the methodological plane and on the content plane. On 11 October 2014, a large number of organizations cooperated with European Pirates in actions across many countries against the TTIP TTIP Methodology We recognize that while more information has apparently  been made available, when compared to previous similar negotiations,  it is still largely insufficient. This methodology collides […]

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TTIP International Day of Action

TTIP International Day of Action

On 11 October 2014 a large number of organisations will be cooperating with European Pirates in actions across many countries. They will be opposing the negotiation and introduction of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (which has already been negotiated) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). These “free trade agreements” are being backed by corporate […]

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Why you should protest the TTIP?

Why you should protest the TTIP?

We were all so cheerful when two years ago the European Parliament rejected ACTA. But the lobby machine never rests, the big corporations will use every opportunity to slip the same provisions into any international treaty that our governments sign. And they will add new stuff if possible, such as Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). There are abundant examples of how it works – from […]

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