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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Copyright Law, the Creative Industries, and Internet Freedom » infojustice

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The TPP makes it very difficult, nearly impossible, for copyright difference. It favours monopolistic regimes, such as the provision that copyright extend for the life of the author plus 70 years, that “aspects” of the DMCA be accepted, and that other rules sedimenting property rights held more by big multinationals than by individuals or local organisations be given precedence over local, regional, national rules.

The concerns that these provisions (and others, including those that remain mysterious) would cut into the processes of creativity, as that has been argued relies on the reuse of prior art, quite often without legal consideration. There is also the concern about what “innovation” means in a world so circumscribed; or perhaps that last question need not be asked at all.