TPP signed: the ‘biggest global threat to the internet

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An agreement that some campaigners have called the “biggest global threat to the internet” has just been signed, potentially bringing huge new restrictions on what people can do with their computers.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the conclusion of five years of negotiations, and will cover 40 per cent of the world’s economy. Its claimed purpose is to create a unified economic bloc so that companies and businesses can trade more easily — but it also puts many of the central principle of the internet in doubt, according to campaigners.

One particularly controversial part of the provisions make it a crime to reveal corporate wrongdoing “through a computer system”. Experts have pointed out that the wording is very vague, and could lead to whistleblowers being penalised for sharing important information, and lead to journalists stopping reporting on them.

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3 thoughts on “TPP signed: the ‘biggest global threat to the internet

  1. The TTP agreement is not worth the paper it is written on.
    “huge new restrictions” meaning what – we can / pay bills / banking / Centrelink / read the papers if we pay / shop online / make appointments – anything else ?
    no more porn
    no more alternative news – mainstream only – Alex Jones will be so pissed.
    no more social media
    no more Wiki – wiki is their doctored information … Orson Wells the life story is one name dropping exercise after another – from his childhood & one big & total LIE, he was a nobody from ne where.
    THEY DREAM BIG, DONT THEY,
    THE INTERNET HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO EVERYTHING – HOW WILL THEY KNOW WHAT TO RESTRICT WITHOUT MESSING IT ALL UP TO THE TUNE OF GAZILLIONA OF DOLLAR LOSSES – they will not.
    And, don’t forget there will be a backlash.
    Years ago we had restrictions on new music – the stuffed shirted control freaks thought they had a firm grip on reality – it was not to be….Amen

  2. If they only knew how, but they don’t got the necessary marbles man, you would still be doing the foxtrot & loving it.

  3. I have a container load of good = $1.000.000
    I am going to sell it to you & you will deposit $1.000.000 in to my business account.
    NO … that is not how business is done.
    You also have a container load of goods worth $1.000.000
    AND WE SWAP … each paying our own transport costs.
    I then divide up my new goods into smaller lots & sell each lot at a profit …
    I have made money here & you have done the same.
    The smaller the lots the more money you make.
    How difficult was that, as a business transaction – right.
    Business is not about to give up its age old & lucrative practices.
    And – it can also happen this way – as long as everyone gets paid – the whole thing did not happen.

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