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.

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