Americans want anti-piracy measures in trade treaty




The U.S. government wants a trade with other countries bordering the Pacific Ocean capture drastic measures against piracy. WikiLeaks reveals that, at the time that the U.S. also argues with Europe on a trade.

Copyright Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has the text of a chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that intellectual property issues are integrally published . The document contains the views of different countries, including the United States, Japan, Singapore and Australia negotiate the treaty.

The position of the United States is interesting: that country is currently negotiating with the European Union on a free trade agreement. Moreover, it is expected that the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States will also contain measures against copyright infringement and from the leaked chapter of the trans-Pacific treaty that the United States occupies a position far-reaching.

So the U.S. wants that it is possible to remove or block. Material through an ISP If the administrator of the content object to it, he must specify include the address. Incidentally, a provider in some cases even be forced to remove material in Netherlands: providers that material does not remove, clear infringement can be tapped by the court on their fingers.

In addition, the document makes clear that the United States, like Japan, is against a passage which emphasizes the rights of copyright owners in balance with the “legitimate interests of users and the community.” In addition, show the United States in favor of extending patent law: to provide patents on essential biological processes according to the U.S. as possible.

An expert in intellectual property, Matthew Rimmer, says the opposite Sidney Morning Herald that the treaty has particular attention to the interests of big IT companies such as Microsoft, the entertainment industry and the pharmaceutical sector. “You might be able to see this treaty as a wish list for large companies, and the copyright of the text supports that view,” said Rimmer.

The revelations come at a time that the United States and the European Union are engaged in the second round of their free trade. The provisional texts of the two treaties are secret. That is common in trade agreements, but in negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty Acta led to great criticism. The Convention, which ultimately never came, also contained far-reaching measures against copyright infringement and provisions on patents.


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