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
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