WikiLeaks Reveals the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Expansion of International Copyright Law

WikiLeaks Publishes TPP IP Chapter As the Trans-Pacific Partnership or “TPP” moves closer to becoming a reality , leaked documents of the international trade agreement published by WikiLeaks have sparked concerns that the treaty’s re-envisioning of intellectual property rights could prove detrimental to citizens of signatory nations. The latest version of TPP’s intellectual property chapter, hosted on WikiLeaks servers,[1] details a series of sweeping modifications to the international status quo in regards to copyrights as well as Continue Reading →

STLR Link Round Up – October 9, 2015

EU Court of Justice Invalidates US Safe Harbor Data Agreement In a sweeping decision, the European Union’s highest court declared a Safe Harbor agreement between the European Union and the United States invalid in the case of Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner. Using documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 to prove his case, Austrian citizen Maximillian Schrems utilized his status as a Facebook user to argue successfully that the law and practices of Continue Reading →