Posted by: Omar G. - December 3, 2018, 2:07 pm - Forum: Blog

Hi there people.

I have been reading some of the USMCA (T-MEC in Mexico) content regarding intelectual property protection. It was kind of shocking to find out that in the document they not just force the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) concept for all parties (Canada, Mexico, and the US) but also imposes liability for Internet Service Providers over content created by the end user. I know there is a need to control this some way, but forcing ISPs to comply with such demands might not be the best for all parties.

I'm talking especially about Mexico here of course. There is a danger for Mexicans to be increasingly damaged by this policy because of lacking differences in the judiciary. For US citizens a government that tries to enforce anything upon them through mere text interpretation might end up being worth of a Hollywood movie draft script. For we Mexicans, we may as well end up playing puppet as the rule of law and due process are both kind of a joke.

Anyway, I recommend you read the document, get informed about its content, or both, as it will start applying to the three north america countries once their legislature approves it now that their executive representatives have signed the threaty while in the G20 summit in Buenos Aires..

References: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Infographic | The USMCA, Infographic | USMCA Intellectual Property