FTA petition and How To Help - Linux Australia (forwarded from
anthony.hornby at ntu.edu.au
Thu Apr 8 11:43:07 EST 2004
thought the petition call below from Linux Australia might be of some
interest to LINK members.
The FTA has some ugly implications for our IP freedoms, the time to get
involved & make a difference is now.
It's interesting the ipact of the IP provisions on our local software
industry as well as home users, educational institutions etc hasn't got
more of a run in the general media.
The implications are far-reaching and from everything I've read so far
are mostly detrimental to our interests.
Most of you probably don't know much about the US Free Trade
agreement's Intellectual Property chapter. Unfortunately, it contains
much we Free/Open Source people should fear, much along the lines of the
recent US experiences.
Linux Australia have an information an "how to help" page:
Especially easy and important is signing the petition:
Anyone who quotes me in their signature is an idiot -- Rusty Russell
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