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Secret TPP intellectual property agreement misses deadline

John Ribeiro | Dec. 12, 2013
Negotiators on a secret trade treaty, which includes controversial intellectual property proposals, could not meet their year-end deadline for an agreement this week at Singapore.

Critics of the intellectual property proposals claim some of the provisions in TPP are similar to those found in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). Both bills did not pass in the U.S. after strong protests including from the tech industry.



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