Do you squeeze oranges expecting apple juice? Of course not. So Canadians shouldn’t be surprised when an undemocratic process like the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations yields an undemocratic result.
Posted by David Christopher on Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:47
Experts are warning that Halloween costumes and cosplay are in the crosshairs of the TPP's extreme new copyright restrictions.
Article by Aaron Broverman for Yahoo News Daily Brew
Leaked drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], specifically the chapters addressing copyright and intellectual property, reveal that the trade agreement may have dire consequences for those in particular fandom communities.
If you enjoy cosplaying (the act of creating costumes and dressing up as favourite characters) or selling your own original art featuring licensed characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man or the Hulk at fan conventions and you live in one of the 12 countries who negotiated the TPP (including Canada), you may want to pay attention.