The US might be one party pushing for tougher copyright rules internationally through ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), but the laws surrounding anti-circumvention appear to be getting looser these days. It may very well be a sign that the toughest anti-circumvention rules around might not be in everyone's best interest.
ACTA, about two weeks ago, made headlines over its more recent leak. We did a quick read-through at the time and discovered some very tough anti-circumvention laws embedded in the text. While the US is, no doubt, pushing for tougher copyright rules abroad, it makes the two latest developments on anti-circumvention laws within the US all the more interesting.