[Wired] Secret Trade Pact Will Spread U.S. Copyright Rules Abroad

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multi-national trade agreement the United States is negotiating in secret, seeks to export U.S.-styled intellectual-property rules abroad, according to a leaked chapter of the deal WikiLeaks published today. […]

The leak, which could not be immediately authenticated, is only of the chapter about intellectual property, dealing with copyright, trademarks and patents. It has not been officially released for public consumption. However, lobbyists or so-called “trade advisors” from all sectors of the economy, from Haliburton to Hollywood, have had limited access to the accord’s text. […]