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The Trouble with the TPP’s Copyright Rules

From: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Canada


Michael Geist, one of Canada’s most knowledgeable and incisive critics of the TPP, examines the implications of its copyright provisions. As anticipated early on in the negotiations, the TPP dramatically alters the balance between the interests of copyright and other intellectual property rights holders and the users of the goods and services those companies offer.



Michael Geist

MICHAEL GEIST is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He has a bachelor of laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, masters of laws from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a doctorate in law from Columbia Law School. He has written extensively about the TPP and its implications for digital policy in Canada.