Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Openess Same As The Old Openess!

Sadly, it appears the new openess promised by the Obama administration is falling way short of what many expected. Here is an example where activists are kept in the dark, but the elite from corporate America are not....

The Obama administration had refused to release the details of a secret copyright treaty because doing so would compromise "national security?" Well, it turns out that there are plenty of people who are cleared to be privy to this "sensitive" document -- strangely, they all seem to work for giant copyright companies!
Of course, they're allowed to know what's in the treaty -- but the public, activist groups, consumer rights groups, and the artists whom this treaty is supposed to protect are all forbidden from knowing what it says.
What an embarrassment for an administration that holds itself out as an end to the corrupt, business-as-usual beltway fandango.


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