Trans-Pacific Partnership and Copyright Laws

Canada recently ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which could impact the nation’s copyright law. Currently, Canada is an international anomaly with less restrictive laws  pertaining to user-generated content and allows non-commercial usage of copyrighted material e.g. children dancing to a popular song would not violate copyright law. The TPP requires harsher policies regarding user-generated content. Critics and proponents are divided over the magnitude of the TPP’s effects on current Canadian copyright law. Critics say it empowers larger corporations and proponents argue that it  would not negatively impair Canadians’ use of the Internet .