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The U.S. is currently negotiating a new free trade agreement. It is called The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. The negotiations are secret so the only documents available have been leaked. Part of the agreement covers Intellectual Property rights and extension of Copyright. This website is vehemently against it, but it sounds like a positive step for photographers and other content providers. I would be nice if there were more countries as signatories to the treaty as it would require them to adopt U.S. copyright laws. Trade unions here in the U.S. are opposed to the agreement, prob
I've just had a read through this: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/23/uk_gov_copyright_reforms_means_nobody_need_pay_for_images_again/ It makes for very gloomy reading.
I wonder just what forum members think of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report criticising the Hargreaves report, the IPO and the government's copyright weakening agenda. Quote: "Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has harshly criticised the government and Google in a report into the UK's creative industries. The MPs want the 2010 Digital Economy Act - which cracks down on downloaders of pirated material and other copyright infringers - activated without further delay. And the panel wants recommendations from Professor Ian Hargreaves' radical review of