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Weekly column: DMCA exported on back of CAFTA and other trade agreements

Weekly column: DMCA exported on back of CAFTA and other trade agreements
Weekly column: DMCA exported on back of CAFTA and other trade agreements





http://news.com.com/Copyright+lobbyists+strike+again/2010-1071_3-5811025.html 

Copyright lobbyists strike again
August 1, 2005, 4:00 AM PT
By Declan McCullagh

Hollywood and large U.S. software companies chalked up another crucial 
yet little-noticed victory last week with the final approval of the 
Central American Free Trade Agreement.

You wouldn't know it from a political debate veering between labor 
standards in Nicaragua and the evils of protectionism, but one major 
section of CAFTA will export some of the more controversial sections of 
U.S. copyright law.

Once it takes effect, CAFTA will require Costa Rica, the Dominican 
Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua to mirror the 
Digital Millennium Copyright Act's broad prohibition on bypassing 
copy-protection technology.

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