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Int'l Comm Moves to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights

Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 23, 2008 1:58 pm

I'm surprised there's no mention of the RIAA in here. :-D

Wikileaks.com wrote:A “Discussion Paper on a Possible Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” was reportedly provided to select lobbyists in the intellectual property industry, but not to public interest organizations concerned with the subject matter of the proposed treaty.[1]

Wikileaks has obtained the document.

The agreement covers the copying of information or ideas in a wide variety of contexts. For example page three, paragraph one is a "Pirate Bay killer" clause designed to criminalize the non-profit facilitation of unauthorized information exchange on the internet. This clause would also negatively affect transparency and primary source journalism sites such as Wikileaks.

The document reveals a proposal for a multi-lateral trade agreement of strict enforcement of intellectual property rights related to Internet activity and trade in information-based goods. If adopted, a treaty of this form would impose a strong, top-down enforcement regime, with new cooperation requirements upon internet service providers, including perfunctionary disclosure of customer information. The proposal also bans on "anti-circumvention" measures which may affect online anonymity systems and would likely outlaw multi-region CD/DVD players.

Link to full doc.
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Re: Int'l Comm Moves to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights

Postby Tavish » Fri May 23, 2008 3:13 pm

Yeah good luck with that.

John Gillmore wrote:The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


Nothing quite like try to enforce the criminalization of basically every search engine in existence. :-b
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Re: Int'l Comm Moves to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights

Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 23, 2008 3:19 pm

Tavish wrote:Yeah good luck with that.

John Gillmore wrote:The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


Nothing quite like try to enforce the criminalization of basically every search engine in existence. :-b

I considered naming this thread "Tav Bait."

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