by Shawn Helton, 21st Century Wire:
The technocrats of global think-tanks along with their corporate legion, appear to be ‘pulling the strings’ of international trade law for new trade treaties (TPP and TTIP) and they’ve been using insiders from Hollywood and Big Pharma to gain a foothold on property rights in the future.
United States Trade Representative, also known as USTR, is unmistakably involved with private industry and a part of a large effort looking to expand the intellectual property of copyright and patent holders through the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal that is currently in negotiation with 11 other Pacific Rim nations. The TPP deal is said to have harsh regulatory laws on the books for those within the trade act as well as those on the outside of it.
USTR plays an important role in the TPP and throughout USTR’S history, many of their officials have taken high-profile positions in favor of Hollywood, the pharmaceutical industry, record companies and technology based firms, all of which, have advocated for stronger property rights.
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