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Regulating the net in the dark

Finding out what the great and the good are going to do to the internet to curb copyright piracy is like Cold War Kremlinology, or deciphering Linear B.
Talks have been going on for two years now behind closed doors for an anti-counterfeiting trade agreement. The 13 international participants so far include the United States, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Korea but – remarkably – not China, the source of much pirated copyright material. But as these are trade talks, in which each country's agenda and negotiating position are necessarily secret, little has leaked out about what precisely is proposed.

Written by Sydney Morning Herald09 Nov. 09 22:00