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Sneaky Change to the TPP Drastically Extends Criminal Penalties

By Jeremy Malcolm

When the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was first released in November last year, it included provisions dictating the kinds of penalties that should be available in cases of copyright infringement. Amongst those provisions, the following footnote allowed countries some flexibility in applying criminal procedures and penalties to cases of willful copyright infringement on a commercial scale:

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February 20, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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