Obama’s Secret Attempt to Ban Cellphone Unlocking, While Claiming to Support It

“The most transparent administration in history….”

Seriously, it is a really bad sign when some of your biggest supporters are crying foul.

The White House claims that it supports copyright reform. It should be in favor of remaking the framework, because today’s copyright system is a mess: It grants protection that is too long (70 years or more), fair use is notoriously unclear and vague, and statutory damage laws create a massive deterrent to lawful creation. Economists and scholars argue that modern copyright, as opposed to constitutional copyright, greatly impedes innovation and content creation. But the TPP, which is being negotiated by 11 countries, would be a step in the completely wrong direction.

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