Here's a petition calling for transparency in the negotiation of the TPP
agreement. I'd encourage you to take a look:
You may be aware that TPP is a trade agreement currently being
negotiated in secret by governments around the world. Brett Smith's
recent talk in Melbourne touched on some of the problems for free software:
- expanding the scope of patents to cover any process with industrial
applications—likely including software,
- making it illegal to use or share software or other information that
might circumvent Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) on copyrighted works,
- forcing everyone who registers an Internet domain name to provide
accurate legal contact information, and
- imposing harsh enforcement schemes for these provisions, as well as
existing copyright, patent, and trademark law.
FYI, I saw this petition through http://sumofus.org/. They're calling it
"the worst treaty in history. Nice touch!
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