It's somewhat amazing that I haven't yet brought up ACTA--Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. It is a thoroughly undemocratic international treaty in the making which seeks to codify our outdated and insane copyright laws into permanent international law.
That's the thing about international law...it has a way of staying around for a long, long, time. So it must be stopped.
I voted for Obama, but one of the first things he did which made me start to realize he was going to perform closer to the bottom end of the bell curve I had envisioned, was keeping negotiations on this treaty secret for "national security reasons".
This is obviously a God damned lie.
Or is copyright protection for this really that important?