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Submission + - Trans Pacific Pact Threatens Fair Use (thenewamerican.com)

the eric conspiracy writes: In a leak of agreement text published by Knowledge Ecology International fair use seems to be considered fair game for TPP negotiators. Since the US Constitution gives treaties priority over local law, and these treaties are being negotiated in secret the participants in these negotiations have extraordinary influence.

Furthermore it has been stated by US Trade Representative that "domestic stakeholders", that is corporations will have approval over the form of the treaty.

This is tantamount to placing corporations at the same level or higher than the US Congress, and in a process that is secret from the REAL domestic stakeholders, the citizens of the United States.

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires. -- Abigail Van Buren