[At-Large] [APAC-Discuss] Draft Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement on IP

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 21:46:49 UTC 2012

Thanks for the links and your additional comments.

The Guardian writer mentions ginned up IP concerns - especially wrt
entertainment and pharmaceuticals - and it extends the picture in view.

Hmmm, helluva thing.....wonder what the fellas in South Korea, China and
India are thinking?

Well, Ol' Henry K to the rescue again: ".....no permanent friends....but
permanent interests....

- Carlton

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On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 3:47 PM, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro <
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com> wrote:

> The TPP will be worse than the SOPA.
> Add this to the EFF link:-
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/27/pacific-free-trade-deal
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> ** **
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> http://www.alternet.org/story/156059/trans-pacific_partnership%3A_under_cover_of_darkness%2C_a_corporate_coup_is_underway
> This was sent to me by one of the members of the ALS that I am a part of.
> Pay particular attention to the "NAFTA" on steroids bit. What is also
> interesting is the news that Russia has just signed an MoU with the US
> strengthening greater partnership, notwithstanding the support that it got
> from the US in joining the WTO, You can imagine that if Russia is persuaded
> to join the TPP then the likelihood that they will receive the relevant
> traction to widen the circle of the TPP Party/Parade will definitely cause
> the concerns that was raised by the EFF that was shared to us by Carlton,
> see:
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/08/tpp-creates-liabilities-isps-and-put-your-rights-risk to
> be a reality in the not too distant future. This means ISP liabilities
> amongst a host of other things.
> On another note, Mr Wu Hongbo is the new Under Secretary General for the
> United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), see:
> http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/usg/index.shtml
> For developing countries, the concept of "free trade" may sound lucrative
> but the reality is that it only disadvantages one (the loser). There is no
> such thing as a free lunch. To see why this is relevant to our discussions,
> I recommend visiting the link that Carlton shared earlier.
> I find the US position on this to be schizophrenic because on one end they
> are proclaiming an open and free internet and taking extraordinary measures
> to run miles away from any Treaty negotiations (please note that I am not
> for nor against Treaties, merely thinking critically about the issues) and
> yet they are going to extraordinary lengths to go around the world by
> sending their highest political officer to gain momentum for the TPP.
> It brings to mind that nations at the end of the day are about interests
> and "as long as it suits them". I will also hasten to add that there are
> many citizens in the US who are also wanting greater transparency around
> the TPP negotiations as it is likely to impact the architecture of the
> Internet and the rules of the game.
> Kind Regards,
> Sala
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Carlton Samuels <
> carlton.samuels at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here's a development you might wish to follow.  Some analysts say it is
>> even more dangerous than pernicious ACTA to the public interest. Those
>> countries in the L & CA region with a Pacific littoral may be party to it.
>> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/08/tpp-creates-liabilities-isps-and-put-your-rights-risk
>> - Carlton
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