Darrell Issa Questions Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership, Leaks Key Text Of Trade Deal
www.huffingtonpost.com, Zach Carter | 16 May 2012
. . . Issa [U.S. Congressman] published the entire intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific agreement as drafted by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the White House agency responsible for negotiating trade deals.
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“While the Obama administration speaks publicly about protecting an open Internet and delivering open government, they continue pushing secretive agreements like ACTA and TPP that exclude the public and could undermine individual privacy rights and stifle innovation,” Issa said. . . .