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TPP will outlaw security research done without permission, lead to destroyed devices

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 11, 2015.

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    If you don’t have a DVD or Blu-ray ripper and you want one, then you should consider buying one immediately because tools that assist in the circumvention of DRM could be banned if the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is ratified. Of course if the finalized TPP text, leaked by WikiLeaks, is ratified, then you could be criminally liable if you circumvent Digital Rights Management. While a worse-case scenario might involve copyright infringement as the TPP sets a copyright term to life plus 70 years, the judicial authorities could also “order the destruction of devices and products found to be involved in the prohibited activity.” The TPP is “all we feared,” according to the EFF.

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