Noise Over Free Trade Agreements

Firstly, let me say I don’t normally comment on things political. My typical response is “whatever!”

However, John Allsopp has written a piece on the impact our recent Free Trade Agreement with the US has on our IP laws. Or, if he’s right, they’re not our laws anymore.

What he’s basically saying is that we’re handing over our right to make our own laws regarding copyright, patents and trademarks over to the US. We adopt US law in these areas.

If he is right – it’s a bit concerning that we would hand over a sovereign right to make our own laws to be at the mercy of US corporations who influence congress.

I can’t think of anything about the US legal system that I’d like to see reproduced here, much less having them make our own laws for us!

Not happy, Jan!

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