Viewpoint: TPP IP Chapter “A Disaster for Global Health”

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wikileaks leaked the final draft of the Intellectual Property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) over the weekend, which has been panned by various “experts”.

Most notable of these is La Trobe Universtity lecturer in Public Health, Dr Deborah Gleeson, who has analysed the chapter and concluded that it “represents nothing less than a disaster for global health”:

Dr Gleeson’s full critique is well worth reading and can be viewed here.

Meanwhile, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the leading nonprofit organisation defending civil liberties in the digital world, has criticised the final TPP text for extending copyright protections.

 

Source: MacroBusiness (link opens in a new window)

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global health, health care