WikiLeaks releases the final negotiated text for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. According to United States, “The TPP encompasses 12 nations representing more than 40 per cent of global GDP”. Despite a final agreement, the text is still being withheld from the public, notably until after the Canadian election on October 19.
In its Statement, WikiLeaks have identified the value of two things
- promote innovation and creativity;
- facilitate the diffusion of information, knowledge, technology, culture and the arts;
- foster competition and open and efficient markets;
WikiLeaks have given their statement to ensure the just and equitable treatment to all the world forces. WikiLeaks also given the suggestions to avoid the ‘misuse of power’ by corporate powers over the poor people.
According to WikiLeaks
The document is dated four days ago, October 5th, or last Monday, the same day it was announced in Atlanta, Georgia that the 12 member states to the treaty had reached an accord after five and a half years of negotiations.
The IP Chapter of the TPP has perhaps been the most controversial chapter due to its wide-ranging effects on internet services, medicines, publishers, civil liberties and biological patents. “If TPP is ratified, people in the Pacific-Rim countries would have to live by the rules in this leaked text,” said Peter Maybarduk, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program Director. “The new monopoly rights for big pharmaceutical firms would compromise access to medicines in TPP countries. The TPP would cost lives.”
You can read the full press release here.
With inputs from WikiLeaks