Hier is de info van de gelekte informatie, via Slate:
“Last week, WikiLeaks made public a portion of a treaty that the White House has been secretly negotiating with other nations and 600 special interest lobbyists. The draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty,which is on intellectual property, shows that HealthCare.gov isn’t the only tech topic on which the Obama administration has some serious explaining to do.
…in its present state, treaty would expand copyright and effectively make real reform impossible. Worse, it would essentially disregard constitutional limitations on copyright and reject pillars like fair use, the first-sale doctrine, and having copyright be for “limited times.” The worst part: While the White House was publicly proclaiming its support of cellphone unlocking, it was secretly negotiating a treaty that would ban it.”
“The leaked treaty draft shows that while the White House was championing restoring free market principles to phones, the U.S. proposed that the TPP lock in the process that allowed the Librarian of Congress to rule this technology as illegal through international law.”
En wat nog erger is, is dat Unlocking dus niet het enige proces is wat dreigt verboden te worden:
“But the TPP draft doesn’t stop there. It would ban numerous other technologies that have beneficial uses. In particular, the legislation would ensure that jailbreaking—which is installing a different operating system on your phone, tablet, or e-reader—is illegal. It’s already on precarious ground in the United States, but under TPP it would be illegal in all circumstances.”
Slate laat weten dat deze punten nog steeds onder discussie staan en dat dit nog gewijzigd kan worden in het definitieve rapport. Maar zoals het er nu naar uit ziet is het erg geheimzinnig en tegenstrijdig met hoe het Witte Huis reageert naar het publiek. Lees het volledige WikiLeaks document hier.