Despite protests and opposition, the Trans-Pacific Partnership moves forward. After negotiations finished up in October and after months of cleaning it up, one of the biggest threats to internet freedom has been signed. That doesn’t mean it’s in force now, the signing was an important step though. The next step is a two year ratification.
This means now that it’s been signed, the TPP needs to clear Congress in the US and the Parliament in Australia and so on. Which isn’t long when compared to the fact that the TPP was being negotiated in secret for nearly 6 years. Once all of the countries have ratified the TPP, it will come into force in 60 days. If it doesn’t get ratified in 2 years, it’ll come into force in April 2018 if at least 6 of the 12 countries have ratified the TPP.
The TPP is a deal between 12 countries, the United States, Canada, Vietnam, Peru, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Chile, and Brunei.
According to the EFF, the TPP will severely