Sneaky Change to the TPP Drastically Extends Criminal Penalties

The penalties would be levied without a trial by jury, in a kangaroo court held outside of the legal protections of the member states, without due process, and with burden of proof set squarely on the defense. Oh yeah, and this legislation is sitting on the president’s desk right now.

When the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was first released in November last year, it included provisions dictating the kinds of penalties that should be available in cases of copyright infringement.

Source: Sneaky Change to the TPP Drastically Extends Criminal Penalties | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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