Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - WikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership (theguardian.com)

Dega704 writes: WikiLeaks has released the draft text of a chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a multilateral free-trade treaty currently being negotiated in secret by 12 Pacific Rim nations. The 30,000 word intellectual property chapter contains proposals to increase the term of patents, including medical patents, beyond 20 years, and lower global standards for patentability. It also pushes for aggressive measures to prevent hackers breaking copyright protection, although that comes with some exceptions: protection can be broken in the course of "lawfully authorised activities carried out by government employees, agents, or contractors for the purpose of law enforcement, intelligence, essential security, or similar governmental purposes".
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Comments Filter:

The answer to the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is... Four day work week, Two ply toilet paper!

Working...