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Are TPP Negotiators Adding Consumer Protections to Agreement?

After the collapse of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) in Europe, many wondered what the implications would be including the implications on other agreements. With what little we know about the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), we can only speculate, but it’s possible that they saw what happened to ACTA and are now trying to add consumer protection




American Anti-Circumvention Laws Becoming More Liberal?

The US might be one party pushing for tougher copyright rules internationally through ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), but the laws surrounding anti-circumvention appear to be getting looser these days. It may very well be a sign that the toughest anti-circumvention rules around might not be in everyone’s best interest.