August 21, 2012 | By Carolina Rossini and Maira Sutton

What Is Wrong With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

EFF has been fighting against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) intellectual property chapter for several years. This agreement poses a great risk to users’ freedoms and access to information on a global scale.

We have created this infographic to capture the most problematic aspects of TPP, and to help users, advocates and innovators from around the world spread the word about how this agreement will impact them and their societies. Right-click and save the image for the PNG file, or you can download the PDF version below.

We thank Lumin Consulting for working with us on this project. 



Here’s what you can do:

Are you in the United States?

Join EFF and more than 25,000 people in sending a message to Congress members to demand an end to these secret backdoor negotiations:

Take Action TPP

Tell the White House to uphold openness and transparency in TPP negotiations. 


For more information on other aspects of the TPP, visit Public Citizen’s resource page.

No matter where you are in the world, you can sign on the Stop The Trap petition, which has already signed by more than 100,000 people and organizations.


Local actions around the world

  • If you’re in New Zealand, InternetNZ has created a platform for Kiwis to digitally write personalized messages on post cards. They will deliver them straight to the Minister of Trade once they reach 5,000 cards.
  • 日本に住んでいる方には、Stop TPP!! ウェブページでご案内できますし、Stop TPPのT−シャツを買う事もできます。日本語でのTPPアップデートはツイッターを利用して下さい。


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