Here is yet another example of the IP industry seeking to protect itself via secret agreements behind closed doors, thereby avoiding public input.
This time it involves a trade agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership. Apparently a secret meeting between industry and government participants is being held from January 31 to February 4 at a hotel in West Hollywood.
- US trade rep and hotel caught lying about confidentiality of secret copyright treaty meeting in Hollywood (boingboing.net)
- No “fair”, no “share”: The Trans-Pacific Partnership IP Chapter Wordle (seanrintel.com)
- The TPP is the Next Battleground in the War Over the Internet (forbes.com)