Mar 052012

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.
  • requiring identifying internet users for any ISP, going beyond U.S. case law (art. 16.3.b.xi)

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