A user-focused commentary on the TPP ISP Safe Harbors

25-Nov-2015Intellectual Property Watch This post offers a comparison of TPP’s IP chapter and the DMCA with a focus on the rights of users and the status of user expression in the TPP’s intermediary safe harbor provisions.

Key issues

Does the EU’s “Investment Court System” put an end to ISDS?

24-Nov-2015 TNIProfessor Gus Van Harten, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Rupert Schlegelmilch, European Commission, Directorate General for Trade discuss the European Commission’s proposed “Investment Court System”.

Texts of agreements

18-Nov-2015  | Japan-Mongolia FTA (2015)
18-Nov-2015  | EU-Singapore FTA (2015) Authentic text as of May 2015
30-Oct-2015  | EU-SADC EPA (2015) Text agreed to July 2014, the tariffs in October 2015, to be signed May 2016.


23-Nov-2015  Uruguay: governing coalition rejects TISA’s negotiations
Sammie Galati: BRAVO URUGUAY!
9-Oct-2015  Tentative U.S.-Vietnam ’consistency plan’ links tariff benefits to labor compliance
ellen: Thank you for clearly describing these difficult negotiations.
3-Oct-2015  Murray Rankin v. Canada
Sheila Turnbull Reid: I feel betrayed in the confidence I had in Murray Rankin. He must answer this accusation to put his supporters at ease. I would like to know the