[LINK] Oz copyright amendment
Mon, 05 Mar 2001 11:25:34 +1100
At 07:50 AM 5/03/01 +1100, Garry Brennan wrote:
>But it is possible that authorities could conclude that to do so would
>increase the ability of Hollywood to act as a monolpoly in all world film
>markets, not lessen it.
>There is no doubt that the abolition of coding would benefit consumer
>convenience; but it could also help give Hollywood a lock-hold on the market
>and thus reduce consumer choice.
>Such is the stuff of public policy and consumer law.
But given the recent passage of laws to reduce the tariff restrictions on
imports for CDs, computer software, books, etc., isn't it a bit
hypocritical to take that stance with regard to regional coding?
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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