[LINK] Unethical feral govt
Thu, 1 Jun 2000 18:28:36 +1000 (EST)
> I see a report in the Melb Herald Sun that the feral govt, having
> collected data from businesses registering for their ABN, are now going to
> sell that data at $20 per record.
Though business and company registration is public information, it does
add a twist to the whole situation. I presume that they justify it based
on the 'cost' of maintaining the database of information. But $20 a record
seems to be flat-out profiteering. Given that the government has brought
about this change, it is unjustifiable that they should invoke a
user-pays strategy when it comes to supplying the information that is the
property of the community.
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