Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Stupid Laws

Click at your own risk "Anyone who has copied songs from a CD onto an iPod or computer hard drive has fallen foul of Australian copyright laws, which critics argue are failing to keep pace with technological change. Copying music for personal use is generally OK in the US and Europe. But not in Australia."

"Songwriters and publishers want to change the law and pay for the copies through levies on digital music players and blank CDs. The record labels - which own the recordings - want the law to stay."

Also, mentions the free trade agreement (FTA) with America and bringing DMCA to Australian, EFA has their submission about the FTA's effects. Slashdot has Australia to Get Software Patents and Anti-Circumvention Laws. Andrew Tridgell, author of Samba, has attacked the FTA too.
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