POSIX.1 defines seconds since the Epoch as a value to be interpreted as the number of seconds between a specified time and the Epoch, according to a formula for conversion from UTC equivalent to conversion on the naive basis that leap seconds are ignored and all years divisible by 4 are leap years.
I think that's the only way to do it. You need some formula to convert between epoch time and component time, and a static formula can't account for arbitrary leap seconds. For computing purposes, instead of thinking of a leap second as making the day one second longer, think of it as a one-time adjustment to your clock.
All these anti-piracy efforts are predicated on the notion that piracy is bad, and that copyright is the only way or the only fair way artists can make a living.
If there are other ways for artists to make a decent living in a world where everything is copied freely, then you're completely right.
The thing you have the remember about the internet is that it is a country. It should have it's own governing body and rules
I would go for that, and I love the idea. The governments just don't agree.