October 5th, 2015

The TPP and Internet Freedom

Have you heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau have been in favour of the TPP – but there’s a reason people are calling it the “Internet Trap”. Here are 5 reasons why the TPP could cause a threat to our internet freedoms.

1. The TPP could impose tougher criminal penalties for small-scale alleged copyright infringement, like uploading a home video with a popular song playing in it.

The TPP could force Internet Service Providers (ISP) to collect and hand over your private data without privacy safeguards.

The TPP could give media conglomerates more power to remove online content and even terminate your access to the Internet.

The TPP could make it possible for ISPs to kick an entire family off the Internet without any evidence or due process.

The TPP was negotiated behind closed doors by lobbyists and unelected trade representatives.

“What we’re talking about here is global Internet censorship. It will criminalize our online activities, censor the Web, and cost Canadians money. This deal would never pass with the whole world watching – that’s why they’ve negotiated it in total secrecy.” – Meghan Sali, OpenMedia, October 5, 2015

Only Tom Mulcair and the NDP are standing up for Internet freedom by calling out Stephen Harper on his secretive TPP deal.

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