Somebody Wikileaked the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a treaty being developed in secret. It's ugly in both affect and appearance; I could write a better law drunk at 2AM. Here are some key sticking points seen on a skim:
- (E.1) Signatories must allow software patents and patents for business processes.
- (G.10) Reverse-engineering is outlawed.
- (H.2) The courts must presume that someone is a copyright holder because they say so.
- (I.3) ISPs are liable for copyright infringement unless they remove material when someone tells them to.
And the entire thing is full of why-is-this-in-a-treaty WTFs.