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WikiLeaks releases new documents exposing secret Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

09
Dec
2013

In November, Wikileaks published a rare draft of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — revealing the United States covert international push for stronger intellectual property rights. Now, nearly a month after the first documents were published, the group is back on the case, publishing a new raft of documents from the TPP negotiations currently taking place in Singapore. The revelations are mostly the same, with the United States leading the charge for SOPA-like penalties on file-sharing and stringent patent reforms, but the new documents suggest that the public outcry against these proposals has had little effect on the negotiations. The leaks come at a particularly inconvenient time for negotiators, as they enter into their fourth day of talks in Singapore amid growing criticism.

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