What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Here's a visual primer on the controversial and secretive trade treaty that has pro-internet advocates up in arms.

Chances are, unless you’re really into freedom of information issues, you haven't heard much on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Simply put, it’s an agreement between Australia, the US and a raft of other countries that negotiates the trade terms for intellectual property and copyright among many other things. Today’s infographic explains it quite well.

You can read our latest story on the subject here, but scroll down for a very visual primer on the issue and an outline as to why pro-internet advocates are campaigning against it. 

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