Hi Folks,

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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