WikiLeaks Publishes Secret TPP Draft Document


November 14, 2013


WikiLeaks—the online organization responsible for the release of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables in 2010—published a secret 95-page draft chapter on intellectual property rights from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Wednesday. TPP negotiations have included representatives from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, and Brunei, but have been closed to the public.

According to The Guardian, the document dated on August 30 includes provisions on patentability, online privacy and copyright protections that would be included in a final TPP treaty. The newspaper adds that the document was released after Just Foreign Policy, a U.S.-based organization, fundraised $70,000 which it promised to donate to Wikileaks upon public release of the full TPP charter text.

For more information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, read the AS/COA Explainer, “What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?”

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