EFF warns new US-led Asia-Pac partnership could turn ISPs into ‘copyright cops’
n the area of digital rights, a number of lobby groups have already expressed their fears over the TPP negotiating text. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a consumer rights advocate, said the intellectual property (IP) chapter in the TPP text could “ratchet up IP enforcement at the expense of digital rights.”
EFF has warned that the TPP could turn Internet service providers (ISPs) into “copyright cops” by pushing them to actively monitor the content from their users. The agreement, it added, could also result in higher criminal and civil penalties for sharing content and the expansion of the protection for digital rights management (DRM).