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A matter of national security

You may have heard that an international treaty that would make serious revisions to copyright enforcement and penalties is being negotiated secretly by the Obama administration. Organizations that have tried to obtain documents and related information under the freedom of information act have been denied on account of "national security" although every pro-copyright lobbyist is apparently allowed to participate. Stephan gives a link to a nice video report discussing the matter link here.

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This sounds troubling, but do you have a better source for it than a post on Lew Rockwell's blog referencing a report on Russian TV?
Yes, I referenced that report because it is a good summary of what has appeared elsewhere. The U.S. has finally released a short pdf summarizing what then negotiations are over. I read it, there is no useful information. You can find information in this CNET article, or just search ACTA on google news.

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