"Civil liberty groups are vexed over a proposed treaty that
would grant more surveillance powers to U.S. and European police
agencies, and expand copyright crimes."
"Thirty groups -- from North America, Asia, Africa, Australia
and Europe -- said this week that the treaty 'improperly
extends the police authority of national governments' and places
the privacy of Internet users and the freedom of computer
programmers at risk."
"[The treaty would] require each country signing the treaty 'to
establish as criminal offences under its domestic law the
infringement of copyright.' Currently the United States appears to
be the only country where sharing software or music with a friend
-- what lawyers call 'nonprofit infringing' -- is a crime."
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