Ep. #12 – The TPP Agreement, Copyright and Freedom

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Recently, the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP, was signed by 12 countries. It contains, among others, draconian copyright provisions that threaten our ability to share content and culture. It also has the potential to curtail freedom of speech under the guise of protecting copyright.

Join J and Maira Sutton, member of the international team of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as they go through why you should oppose this treaty.

References

EFF’s resources on the TPP

Colombian student risking prison time over sharing an academic paper

Ecuadorian government using copyright for censorship

Gene Simmons on “fans killed rock”

The effects of MP3 Sharing

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Free Speech Unmoored in Copyright’s Safe Harbor: Chilling Effects of the DMCA on the First Amendment”  by Wendy Seltzer

 

Music Used

“Barbedwire Scars” by The Riptones. Used under Creative Commons

Aina Haina’s album Rock InstrumentalsUsed under Creative Commons

Metal Intro by Niklas Drude. Used under Creative Commons

A small section of “Rock and Roll all Nite” by Hayseed Dixie. Used under Fair Use. Get their music on Amazon!

 

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Considered by his mother as the brightest and prettiest boy, J's interest in metal started in his early teens, listening to bands like Iron Maiden and Metallica (coupled with an embarrassing period in which Marilyn Manson "totally represents me, man") eventually moving into the realm of power, black, and death metal. He holds a PhD in law, trains martial arts, practices law, and enjoys coming up with excuses as to why he has to miss work after going to a concert. He also dabbles as a concert photographer, you can see his sub-par work on his instagram.