On Sunday 4 March, I attended the stakeholders’ forum at the 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Negotiations in Melbourne.
I am particularly interested in the intellectual property chapter given my involvement in landmark copyright litigation in Australia. The leaked US proposals suggest that the USTR are negotiating for:
- a legal regime of ISP liability beyond the DMCA standards (art. 16.3)
- legal incentives for service providers to cooperate with copyright owners in deterring the unauthorized storage and transmission of copyrighted materials; (art. 16.3.b.vi.A)
- requiring identifying internet users for any ISP, going beyond U.S. case law (art. 16.3.b.xi)