Could Godaddy demand sworn statements from other service providers and revoke their keys if they can not rule out that their keys have been handed over to a third party? Presumably, even secret court orders can not force service providers to commit perjury?
Given that NSA and GCHQ haven't really got much to show in return for the resources and the powers given to them - exactly what could we loose by putting a little extra transparency on their ways of working?
Granted, for marketing a new material, companies are required to conduct expensive safety tests, and it is not an unreasonable request them to keep them confidential.
On the other hand, when a product has been on the market for a long time, with all serious issues recorded and investigated by regulators, this typically creates a 'safe history of use' that proves a product is safe for the established use. No old or new safety required.
Regarding the evergreening, as said before, bean 1.0 should be free to use, but not new and improved bean 2.0 with new patent protection (and safety tests). Industry is free to claim that bean 2.0 is worth the premium, Consumers and farmers are free to not buy that story and go with off-patent bean 1.0.
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