Son of #ACTA : meet the next secret #copyright treaty
La démocrature mondiale de la #propriété_intellectuelle avance à marche forcée :
The new Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP), like the ACTA before it, had its intellectual property chapter drafted by the US. Once again, the chapter was drafted in #secret and has been classified for at least four years after #negotiations end. The agreement exports (nearly verbatim) the DMCA’s rules on digital locks, ISP liability, and subscriber disconnections, with a few extra goodies on the side.
TPP has been in the drafting stage for some time, but the US intellectual property chapter (PDF) only leaked yesterday. Canadian law professor Michael Geist calls it “everything [the US] wanted in ACTA but didn’t get.”