Thursday, October 15, 2009

The 42 gatekeepers

Boing Boing has more on the phenomenally secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement that promises a wide-ranging and draconian overhaul of copyright enforcement. It is so utterly secret, only 42 Washington DC insiders have read its contents and only then by signing a non-disclosure agreement with treason-strength punishment for breach of contract.

Forget the MED Section 92A conslutation on copyright law. It's the next round of copyright haggling in Seoul next month that really matters. Little wonder Finland is pre-empting all this and declared broadband a legal right. It's the only way to keep the cats away. HT /.