How The TPP Could Lead To Worldwide Internet Censorship

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

On Monday, we learned that global “leaders” had come to an agreement on the infamous Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP. While discouraging, this doesn’t mean the game is over - far from it.

Although politicians have come to a secret agreement, this democracy killing, corporate monstrosity still has to pass the U.S. Congress. So it’s now up to all of us to create an insurmountable degree of opposition and make sure this thing is dead on arrival.

The more I learn about the TPP, the more horrified I become. In case you need to get up to speed, check out the following:

U.S. State Department Upgrades Serial Human Rights Abuser Malaysia to Include it in the TPP

Julian Assange on the TPP – “Deal Isn’t About Trade, It’s About Corporate Control”

Trade Expert and TPP Whistleblower – “We Should Be Very Concerned about What’s Hidden in This Trade Deal”

As the Senate Prepares to Vote on “Fast Track,” Here’s a Quick Primer on the Dangers of the TPP

If that wasn’t enough to concern you, here’s the latest revelation.

From Common Dreams:

The “disastrous” pro-corporate trade deal finalized Monday could kill the Internet as we know it, campaigners are warning, as they vow to keep up the fight against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

 

“Internet users around the world should be very concerned about this ultra-secret pact,” said OpenMedia’s digital rights specialist Meghan Sali. “What we’re talking about here is global Internet censorship. It will criminalize our online activities, censor the Web, and cost everyday users money. This deal would never pass with the whole world watching - that’s why they’ve negotiated it in total secrecy.”

If that part isn’t obvious by now, I don’t know what is.

TPP opponents have claimed that under the agreement, “Internet Service Providers could be required to ‘police’ user activity (i.e. police YOU), take down Internet content, and cut people off from Internet access for common user-generated content.”

 

Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) Maira Sutton wrote on Monday, “We have no reason to believe that the TPP has improved much at all from the last leaked version released in August, and we won’t know until the U.S. Trade Representative releases the text. So as long as it contains a retroactive 20-year copyright term extensionbans on circumventing DRMmassively disproportionate punishments for copyright infringement, and rules that criminalize investigative journalists and whistleblowers, we have to do everything we can to stop this agreement from getting signed, ratified, and put into force.”

 

Furthermore, “The fact that close to 800 million Internet users’ rights to free expression, privacy, and access to knowledge online hinged upon the outcome of squabbles over trade rules on cars and milk is precisely why digital policy consideration[s] do not belong in trade agreements,” Sutton added, referring to the auto and dairy tariff provisions that reportedly held up the talks.

 

“Successive leaks of the TPP have demonstrated that unless you are a big business sector, the [U.S. Trade Representative, or USTR] simply doesn’t care what you have to say,” wrote EFF’s Jeremy Malcolm.

“If you like your freedom of speech, you can keep your freedom of speech.”

Brace yourselves for Obamatrade.

 

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Bryan's picture

TPP and TTIP is good for multi-national corporations and governments, not much else.  That's why it's been purposely kept from public discourse.

nuubee's picture

Obviously you're just a filthy Mickey Mouse hater. Where is your love of all media things created since the 1950s? Can't you jam this beyond-trite content down your gullet one more time and pay your dolphin-saving corporate masters for doing so?

 

/s

Billy the Poet's picture

The Mickey Mouse copyright law of 1998 (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) extended protection from 50 to 75 years making it impossible to resource anything after 1923. Nothing new has gone into the public domain since then and won't until 2023. And now they want another 20 year extension to 2043?

 

Dracula, Frankenstein and a whole lot of other cool stuff should have been set free by now. The copyright office supposedly has a dual purpose the first of which is to make sure that the public has free access to information. Protection of the author (or corporate purchaser) was always meant to be secondary.

NidStyles's picture

The whole copy-left thing will blast off if the TPP takes hold. Instead of allowing them to control sites based ont eh legitamacy of the ownership of the content, they will be watching free-lance artists creating new content to avoid the issue entirely. 

 

It's like these morons don't actually understand how humans think and behave. 

 

If piracy were the target, then copyrights wouldn't be the target. 

nuubee's picture

In a way I agree. I think such obscene restrictions on sharing will simply push the dedicated content creators into the public domain. But remember, the goal of TPP has nothing to do with content creators, it's to protect corporate monstrosities with pieces-of-paper-ownership of content. It has much more to do with control than with content creation.

weburke's picture

media guys, THEY are to blame, what were they told that got them to cooperate all these years? was it just money? Because they will NOT get a heads up when danger comes their way despite all their slavish lying to support the tyranny.

Really, the elites must think other elites rule the after life. Media guys complaining of the tyranny should look at the media lies and tell us WHY do they cooperate.

coinhead's picture
coinhead (not verified) weburke Oct 8, 2015 12:27 PM

They fear the internet exposing all of their false flag bullshit!  They will never shut teh we up, NEVER!

skinwalker's picture

Any entity referring to itself as 'teh we' has got to be a fool of the highest order. 

Bollixed's picture

You should just go back to playing with your Barbie Dolls and leave the other posters alone.

coinhead's picture
coinhead (not verified) Bollixed Oct 8, 2015 2:20 PM

Is this an official endorsement of fonestardation?

NidStyles's picture

The funny thing about that. The internet doesn't follow trends in corporate identity. They can push this all they want, because it will only change what is popular on the internet and reduce the amount of corporate influence on the minds.

 

Basically this is the corporations over-reaching, and while it may get a few people fined or put in prison, it will not do anything other than encourage all people to stop participating in the markets controlled by the corporations. This is another classic Jew over-reach problem. This is an example of why the Jews keep getting expelled from society, because they like to try and pull this crap which always backfires on them.

 

I say this as person that has been around for all of the copyright fights that surrounded the torrent scene. Torrents are still as popular as ever, but the are essentially illegal everywhere. 

 

TPP is a final death knell to the Jewish media machine. Even if it passes, it will only push whites out of their sphere of control. All they will have left will be the few remaining Evangelicals that are too stupid to see what is going on and the Black puppets of the music industry. 

 

nuubee's picture

Again, good points.

I expect that P2P technology, as well as blockchain technology will make centralized control of any content a thing of the past. Why do I need facebook when I can simply post my updates to a P2P stream that is mirrored everywhere and locked under key that I only share with friends?

At some point the only option that elites will have is literally actively jamming all wifi frequencies, but this is entirely self-destructive to them as well.

Nostradumbass's picture

Well, your comment is a logical one and sure makes me feel better about hoping for having TSHTF sooner rather than later. Bring on the TPP then if it will end the enslavement!

Welfare Tycoon's picture

Nothing like the fresh smell of corporate fascism to wake you up in the morning. 

froze25's picture

Nothing like the elites doing everything they can to screw us and silence us.

junction's picture

Obama is a big supporter of the TPP and other New World Order programs to turn people into peasants.  Anyone who causes the NWO problems can expect problems.  As Spencer Stone found out, almost stabbed to death this morning.  If not for Stone's heroics, we would have had three mass shootings in a little over four months, not two.  Expect the FBI and police to find no conspiracy in the attempted murder of Stone today.

Two and one half hours ago, in a posting here, I wrote the following, before seeing the Drudge link:

"Stone was the key person in preventing a mass slaughter of passengers.  Obama and his NOW compatriots don’t like Stone at all."

Fast action on the part of Obama's accomplices.  Time to impeach Obama.

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — CBS News has learned that France train hero Spencer Stone was stabbed early Thursday morning.

According to the Pentagon, who has confirmed Stone was injured, Spencer is in stable condition.

“A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury. The incident is currently under investigation by local law enforcement. He is currently in stable condition,” a statement from the U.S. Air Force reads.

According to CBS News, Stone was stabbed repeatedly. The incident happened outside of a bar at 21st and K Streets, CBS News reports. Stone reportedly suffered a wound to the heart and his left lung.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/10/08/cbs-news-france-train-hero-spe...

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Thu, 10/08/2015 - 09:28 | 6643867 junction

These events in Syria show that Obama really is a Manchurian Candidate who, with his dimwit NATO accomplices, thinks anyone will believe his lies that the U.S. Air Force is doing anything more than dropping bombs on the empty desert in Syria.  To promote Obama’s campaign of terrorism at home, we have three shooting incidents in three and one half months by 20 something demented guys:  Dylann Roof gunning down people in a Charleston church in July 2015; Ayoub el-Khazzani attempt to gun down passengers on a high speed train in France in August 2015 and now, this month,  Christopher Harper-Mercer killing people in an Oregon college.  Just as Obama uses proxy killers in the Middle East to carry out a reign of terror, he is using “lone wolf” madmen elsewhere to push the New World Order program to terrorize people to give up their civil rights. 

The Oregon shooter turns out to be an Army enlistee drummed out of the service after he attempted suicide.  A perfect candidate for brainwashing, just like Roof and el-Khazzani.  If I am connecting the dots correctly, Obama’s organ grinders will continue recruiting psychopaths for attacks on soft targets at home and abroad.  You notice that France gave the passengers who took down el-Khazzani the Legion of Honor while Obama failed to even award Airman Spencer Stone the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on that train as soldier and medic.  Stone was the key person in preventing a mass slaughter of passengers.  Obama and his NOW compatriots don’t like Stone at all.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-08/assad-launches-major-offensive-...

froze25's picture

Excellent post, I would give you 1000 upvotes if I could.

Nostradumbass's picture

No doubt that Obama is an enemy of free people and that he is complicit in the murderous atrocities you list.

 

But, Spencer Stone was stabbed at approximately 01:00 outside of a bar in Sacramento. Not exactly an unusual event at a bar at that time of day.

 

 

t0mmyBerg's picture

That may be true.  But for me, as regards the TPP, if Obama is promoting it, there MUST be some really bad shit in it, maybe what the EFF points out, maybe other stuff as well.  If Obama is for it, that is enough for me to be against it.

unicorn's picture

We need whistleblowers. They are our immunesystem.

No whistleblowers = No evolution.

caconhma's picture

This "Agreement" reminds me the Molotov-Ribbentrop  Pack that led to the WWII.

It was an agreement between two bloody dictators Hitler and Stalin. The agreement has started the global WWII. Now, Obama behaves like Adolf Hitler. 

Either Obama=Hitler will be stopped now before it is not too late or WWIII becomes inevitable.

zvzzt's picture

Public is too busy watching The Voice or Kardashians. .gov could have published the whole list and nobody would react. As long as it does interfere with cable tv, .gov is fine

This is it's picture

Skynet will control your speech. Byebye ZH.

Syrin's picture

How it "COULD" lead to censorship?   Why be a pussy?   This WILL lead to censorship.   It's one their damn goals.

nuubee's picture

buh bye second enlightenment, we hardly knew ye.

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

But, but, but BITCOIN!!!!!!

MrSteve's picture

Note how Kim Dotcom and other dark lords are in federal custody and Mt.Goy went BK....The US has acres of supercomputers to decode stuff, electronic and otherwise, plus humans who have other skills.

WTFRLY's picture

New World Order doesn't tolerate backtalk.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Sounds about right for the next effort to rachet up tyranny in the US of A.  We'll all get our shot at justice.  If they destroy the internet as we know it, another will form.  Aint skeered.

williambanzai7's picture

As far as the entire elite Harvard Soviet power base is concerned, the internet was never intended as a medium of free speech, unless you are a corporation, then you can have unlimited free speech. Exhibit A: Cass Schmuckstein

They hate the idea that fringe low brows such as ourselves are suddenly able to expressourselves through a conduit that enables large scale communication. As far as they are concerned, the sooner we are shut down the better.

 

Ignatius's picture

There's a war on for our minds... and always has been.

"The only thing new under the sun is the history we don't know."  --  Harry Truman

samsara's picture

Love that quote,   I use it often

froze25's picture

Can't have the serfs armed and talking to each other.  That makes successful rebellions possible. 

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

The web was an accident and a side effect that they didn't expect, but not to worry, they are 'fixing' that minor oversight....

gcjohns1971's picture

TPTB like cities.

Cities are easier to rule. Less geographic space, and the power is held in fewer hands per capita.

 

That is also why they are screwed if they go to far...and they very nearly have.

Cities burn nicely.

And it is relatively easy to blockade the rats inside.

Vinividivinci's picture

@ZH...
Change "could" to "will"...

FreeShitter's picture

Damn if this happens where am I going to get my online pussy..no more backpage....fml

BandGap's picture

The candy will keep flowing. It keeps people busy with "distractions".

zvzzt's picture

phew! almost panicked there ! :)

cn13's picture

Congress is nothing but a pack of sell out traitors.

Every one of them should be hung,  one by one.

nuubee's picture

Congress as a whole hasn't done much on this yet, this is Obama's and select congresspeople's doing. It has yet to pass before the representatives for any kind of debate/vote.

SillySalesmanQuestion's picture

They could have a new reality TV show called The Traitor and Traitorette.
Whoever has taken a bribe at the Bribe Ceremony, will be next to be publicly executed on live TV...
"Find out how cheap and easy your elected officials are on the next episode of The Traitor."

JuliaS's picture

Whenever someone takes it upon themselves to harm a politician, they'll be branded criminals and insane. Victims will be made into heroes. Case in point - Gabrielle Giffords, left nearly braindead by an attacker who shot her in the head point blank. That's the official version, though anyone familiar with her pro-war and pro-bailout voting record would be pressed to say she wasn't braindead to begin with.

MASTER OF UNIVERSE's picture

Government can only sell us down the river so many times before their word is not worth a pinch of coonshit. NAFTA ripped me off until I destroyed it outright. TPP will not replace NAFTA due to the fact that trade is decreasing in every nation in the world. Face it, the Oligarchs have lost their power to moi, and I am not about to give it back.

TAALR Swift's picture

If PTT was started by a few small countries (Brunei, Singapore, Chile), to protect themselves economically against giants like China, when and how did the US of A (of all countries) get into this group?

Seems that the whole thing has morphed from a healthy cell into a cancer cell: Given the current list of TPP members has two economic giants (Japan and USA), all other economies are much, much smaller. Interesting turn of geopolitical events.

BTW, given TPP's combined population of ~ 800 million and a GDP of ~ $28 Trillion, what currency will be used to price and settle international trade? The USD? If so, then so much for China dethroning King Dollar. Clearly China and its Oligarchs had no intention of backing their currency with gold -- not when so much of it was bought by the PBOC and is now moving into "Private Hands".

PTR's picture

Between this, mandatory vaccines and firearms confiscation/control, TPTB are in a desperate full-court press mode. Blow it now, and they won't get another chance.

TalkToLind's picture

And they are coming for our infants next. The Ministry Of Sleep has launched a full on attack on "SIDS" and American citizens are the target. Those who don't comply with the new directives will be shamed on GoyimBook.

http://www.lex18.com/story/30205593/photo-sparks-conversation-about-co-sleeping-safety-sids

 

L Bean's picture

"SIDS" was invented after the massive increase to the vaccine schedule in the 80s had babies up and dying for "no reason".

arbwhore's picture

Time to move to the darknet.