[ArsTechnica] Exporting copyright: Inside the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership

The scene last week at the Intercontinental Dallas Hotel looked like any generic corporate event held in any generic hotel ballroom—until the protesters crashed the party. Trade officials from countries scattered around the Pacific Rim mingled in business attire. Ron Kirk, current US Trade Representative and former mayor of Dallas, welcomed everyone to the the latest round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). [...]

I would say it’s ACTA-plus, not ACTA redux,” said Gwen Hinze, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) international IP director, in an interview with Ars. In other words, if you loved to hate Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), then you may love to hate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) even more." [...]