Anyone familiar with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may find that it can be challenging to explain to others, in simple terms, how it threatens our rights online and over our digital devices. We often begin by describing the secretive, corporate-captured process of the negotiations that ultimately led to the final deal, then go into some of the specific policies—including its ban on circumventing digital locks (aka Digital Rights Management or DRM), its copyright term extensions that will lengthen restrictions on creative works by 20 years, and its inclusion of "investor-state" rules that could empower multinational corporations to undermine new user protections in the TPP countries.
But sometimes it's easier and more effective to spread the word about a complicated issue with imagery. That's why we created this new infographic that highlights just three of the most problematic aspects of TPP. We hope this will help users, advocates, and innovators from around the world spread the word about how this agreement will impact them and their societies.
If you scroll down to the bottom, you can download these images as PNG files or as a single PDF file. In line with EFF's standard copyright policy, this infographic is licensed under CC-BY 3.0—so feel free to share and remix, as long as you provide attribution to the EFF.