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[DFRI-listan] TPP, IPR-kapitlet
Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated
draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual
Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty,
encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s
GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP
Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November
2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most
controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on
medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and
biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the
negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective
The TPP is the forerunner to the equally secret US-EU pact TTIP
(Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), for which President
Obama initiated US-EU negotiations in January 2013. Together, the TPP
and TTIP will cover more than 60 per cent of global GDP.
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