[LINK] US Senate May Ram Copyright Bill
tal at pacific.net.au
Wed Nov 17 12:36:42 EST 2004
On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 10:44, Roger Clarke wrote:
> "Cyberwlf" <cyberwlf at ami-media.net>:
> >"Senate May Ram Copyright Bill By Michael Grebb
> >02:00 AM Nov. 16, 2004 PT
> I haven't actually looked at the question as to whether Australia's
> vassal status under the FTA requires us to:
> (a) adopt the copyright-owner-favouring elements of the US legislation
> as they applied at whatever the relevant date is (end of 2004?); OR
> (b) progressively adapt our copyright legislation each time a change is made
> to US copyright law.
> Does anyone have a clear picture of the extent to which we signed
> forward obligations on top of the current ones?
interesting question, but irrelevant. the FTA has not been signed into
law here yet, so option (a) would apply anyway.
even if it were different, Howard et al are committed to arse-licking.
the commodification of the world of the mind proceeds apace.
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