Obamatrade rewrites the global rules of the Internet to impose restrictive rules that Congress rejected when it rejected SOPA, PIPA and ACTA.
The leaked chapter of Obamatrade pertaining to the Internet insists that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) enforce outrageous copyright protection rules. Obamatrade would require Internet Service Providers to shoulder the financial and administrative burdens of becoming copyright cops.
Under Obamatrade, Internet Service Providers would be forced to:
• Terminate users’ Internet access based solely on allegations of copyright infringement
• Filter all Internet communications for material Hollywood says potentially infringes on their copyrights.
• Block access to websites that allegedly infringe or facilitate copyright infringement
• Disclose the identities of their customers to copyright-holders on an allegation of copyright infringement.
This would have a devastating effect on Internet freedom and innovation.
Rep. Darrell Issa says the secrecy surrounding Obamatrade could have “serious consequences for the Internet community.”
“At a time when the American people and Internet users all around the world are rightfully wary of any closed-door negotiations that could adversely impact their ability to freely and openly access the Internet, the Obama Administration continues to pursue a secretive, closed-door negotiating process for the Trans Pacific Partnership,” Rep. Issa said.