We’ve all experienced that frustration of clicking on a YouTube video only to be staring into a blank screen with something like “This video has been deleted due to copyright infringement laws”. Now, there has been an ongoing “secret trade agreement” called the TPP (Trans-Pacific Paternership) a multinational coalition that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and enforce criminal provisions to any individual/ individuals who are found “breaking” said laws.
Even more alarming, is the “slipping” the internet censoring laws in through the proverbial “back door” due to its controversial nature. Most of the secret trade agreement, has nothing to do with internet censoring. In fact, out of the eleven chapters, only one is devoted to “intellectual property rights”. But that chapter, on internet censoring, would change the “freedom” of the internet.