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The TPP document Wikileaks released today is dated Augut 30, 2013.

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 member states.
The 95-page, 30,000-word IP Chapter lays out provisions for instituting a far-reaching, transnational legal and enforcement regime, modifying or replacing existing laws in TPP member states. The Chapter’s subsections include agreements relating to patents (who may produce goods or drugs), copyright (who may transmit information), trademarks (who may describe information or goods as authentic) and industrial design.
I wonder if this TPP document above differs from the document Darrel Issa leaked in May, 2012?

Darrell Issa Puts Old Leaked TPP IP Text Up For Discussion

“At a time when the American people and Internet users all around the world are rightfully wary of any closed-door negotiations that could adversely impact their ability to freely and openly access the Internet, the Obama Administration continues to pursue a secretive, closed-door negotiating process for the Trans Pacific Partnership,” Issa said. “I have decided to publish the intellectual property rights chapter of TPP in Madison so that the public can provide input to those negotiating this agreement, and to push this Administration - and the federal government as a whole - to be open, transparent and inclusive when it comes to international intellectual property rights agreements that have potentially serious consequences for the Internet community.”
You can read Issa's leaked document here, which at the time was already 15 months old.

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)  Intellectual Property Rights Chapter

Perhaps our divided House of Representatives will stand united.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Stir House Bipartisan Opposition

WASHINGTON -- Separate groups of House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday condemned the Obama administration's proposed sweeping free trade agreement with 11 Pacific nations, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Strongly worded letters to President Barack Obama Tuesday were signed by hardline tea partiers, true-blue progressives, and moderate, corporate-friendly lawmakers in both parties, indicating political trouble for a trade deal the administration had hoped to seal by year end.

Critics of the Trans-Pacific deal have warned that it would undermine Internet freedom and consumer protections in the U.S. and abroad.

TPP is too secret.

Bobswern has compiled our community's TPP reporting here:

U.S. Gov't Quietly Pushes to Conclude Trans-Pacific Partnership (a.k.a. “Corporate Coup D'Etat”)

FYI SALT LAKE CITY is presently hosting TPP meetings.

I couldn't find a protest organization for Salt Lake, but did find this:

Cities Mobilize For Coordinated Actions Against TPP

STOP TPP Protests

Lastly, there's a lot of reporting here on the WTONewsStand website, but you have to be a member to view.  Nonetheless, clickhere for the topics.

You may recall Congressman Alan Grayson's TPP warning:

First Congressman Allowed to Read Secret Treaty Says “This ... Hands The Sovereignty of Our Country Over to Corporate Interests”

Perhaps it is wording seen in this section of the Wikileaks TPP doc that concerned Representative Grayson:

[Article QQ.A.2bis: {Principles}

[NZ/CA/SG/CL/MY propose : 1. Each Party may, in formulating or amending its laws and regulations, adopt measures necessary to protect public health and nutrition, and to promote the public interest in sectors of vital importance to its socio-economic and technological development, provided that such measures are consistent with the provisions of this Chapter.

2. Each Party may adopt or maintain appropriate measures, provided that they are consistent with the provisions of this Chapter, to prevent the abuse of intellectual property rights by right holders or the resort to practices which unreasonably restrain trade or adversely affect the international transfer of technology.

3. Each Party may adopt or maintain, consistently with the other provisions of this Chapter, appropriate measures to prevent or control practices or conditions that may in particular cases constitute an abuse of intellectual property rights having an adverse effect on competition in the relevant market.]]

I will leave the analysis up to those who are more informed.
The United States Trade Representative has a website with TPP information as well.
This is just the message.

Originally posted to War on Error on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 09:49 AM PST.

Also republished by National Patent and Copyright Reform.

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