Obama Using “National Security” As Excuse For Secret Plans

18 03 2009

BoingBoing explains how Obama rejected a Freedom of Information Act request by Knowledge Ecology International:

The White House is refusing to release documents about the secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a super-maximal copyright treaty that a bunch of rich countries are negotiating behind closed doors to escape the activists who’ve started to report on their shenanigans at the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Incredibly, the Obama administration claims that disclosing the details of this secret copyright law would endanger “national security.”

The national security claim is stunning, given that the treaty negotiations have included the 27 member states of the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand, all of whom presumably have access to the “classified” information.

Heh. Just like Bush, only Obama’s not even pretending we have enemies who truly want us dead?

Allegedly leaked documents (wait, isn’t it life and death?) at wikileaks and other geek sites feared the following: criminalizing peer to peer file sharing, Ipod searches and warrantless ISP monitoring.

Interestingly, this geek site fears the following.

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2 responses

19 03 2009
MBC

Wow dude, that put a chill down my spine with the pictorial analogy. Let’s all hope that they run out of kool-aid sooner than later.

21 03 2009
Dan

OH GAWD!!! My PC detector is off the charts!

Just kidding. The looks on their faces is just unbelievable though. But, I honestly don’t think that he has the intelligence/experience to be able to do anything close to what is implied here.

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