The latter have published the Apple iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, “a secretive document that requires its signatories to agree to a gag order on the terms of the deal.” The EFF got its hands on the document by filing a Freedom of Information Act request to NASA. EFF Senior IP Attorney Fred von Lohmann thinks it is a pretty poor deal for devs…
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge have filed suit against the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), demanding information about a secret intellectual property enforcement treaty that the government has put on a fast track to completion.
The United States, Canada, the European Community, Switzerland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates are currently actively negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
However, all the negotiations so far have been shrouded in secrecy, even though its claimed the agreement could put into effect serious changes in the law.