[A2k] USTR proposal in TPP would undermine state sovereign immunity for patents, copyrights, expose U.S. taxpayers to fines under ISDS

Jamie Love james.love at keionline.org
Mon Jul 27 03:20:06 PDT 2015


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbVQZa85xVQ

USTR proposal in TPP would undermine state sovereign immunity for patents,
copyrights, expose U.S. taxpayers to fines under ISDS

This is a video produced by Zack Struver and Tazio De Tomassi, on July 26,
2015, during the negotiations on the intellectual property and investment
chapters of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. USTR is
ignoring 1999 US Supreme Court Decisions, see: FLORIDA PREPAID v COLLEGE
SAVINGS (98-531) 527 U.S. 627 (1999) , which held that U.S. states cannot
be sued for patent, trademark (or copyright) infringement, under the
provisions of the 11th Amendment to the U.S. constitution. USTR's proposals
on remedies make the U.S. government liable for such infringements, under
the TPP private sector arbitration provisions in the Investor State Dispute
Settlement (ISDS).


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