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Why internet freedom groups are worried about the TPP

q's tech culture correspondent Clive Thompson on how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could affect our ability to tinker with the software we buy.
How would the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement affect our online activities. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press)

As controversy swirls around the Trans-Pacific Partnership, some critics say the 12-country trade deal poses serious threats to internet freedom.

q's tech culture correspondent Clive Thompson joins Shad to walk through the concerns and explain how the TPP could criminalize the act of tinkering with software.

"The United States is trying to export its much more restrictive rules," says Thompson.

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