What if I tell you, we can legally download music and movies as a compensation for blank copy levies? (of course there is no end of governmental stupidity, so in theory you can't use bittorrent, as uploading is still illegal -.-)
Also, I'd take the special 301 badge of honor any time instead of DemocracyTM USA style.
What's wrong with rejecting ISDS because of "anti-corporation standing" and "Russian affiliation"?
What's wrong? As I told you: the reason.
The right reason is "because we won't let corporations fuck the people."
The main difference can be illustrated by another action of the govt, done again for advantages and in spite of corporations: all big stores must close on sunday. We did not want it. we do not profit from it. But then, no one asked "the people" of what they think of it.
Also, I did not bring in capitalism vs communism (?? there is no communism beside small tribes). I don't think either works correctly.
I'm pleasantly surprised that this piece of shit government scum stood up to something. My bet is they do it because of their anti-corporation standing and russian affiliation rather than the danger for the citizens it pose, but at least we have some good out of it.
Another proxy war between the US and Russia, this time in the middle of Europe. The only thing is, the US started this too close to the russian border to be resolved with excessive hypocrisy and moral grandstanding.
The usual loosers: Ukraine and the neighboring nations.
These "we collect from everyone, and somehow will magically know how to divvy the money fairly" kind of collection societies fail miserably for a good reason. Namely: no accountability, no incentive to be fair, no reason not to be corrupt as hell, no sense of fairness and justice.
I'd happily pay a tax for media if there were a workable solution, but there is not, and I doubt ever will be.
If by "intended effect" you mean "intended by corporate lobbists, then you're right.
ISDS originally intended as a compromise by developing countries to attract investors to their country. It is in no way beneficial to the country directly, because practically it is relinquishes part of it's sovereignity for foreign investors.
This shit got out of hand when corporations started to sue for lost _expected_ profits and intellectual property.