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Oh, Those Tricky DMCA Advocates

Via boing boing, Larry Lessig reports on an attempt to make the DMCA effectively irrevocable:

The US Trade Representative is negotiating trade agreements with Chile and Singapore. The agreements essentially require these two countries to adopt the DMCA, and make it a violation of "our international obligations" if we were to change the DMCA. Representatives Lofgren and Boucher -- who both have bills introduced to amend the DMCA -- have written a strongly worded letter to the USTR asking for clarification. For consistent with this policy making process, just what is being promised is never made clear until it is too late.
Lessig's entry can be found here. The letter to the USTR can be found here.


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