[LINK] Rudd Gov considers 3-strike policy against illegal song downloaders

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Sun Feb 17 15:34:25 EST 2008

Richard Archer wrote:

> Vote for me and I'll sort the bastards out! I wouldn't last
> more than one term, but by God it would be a magnificent one!
> I'd start by recycling the Free Trade Agreement and all it's
> IP protections and associated exploitations into toilet paper
> for Parliament House.

Has there been a demonstrable benefit to Australia since it has
joined Free Trade with Merka?

There would have to be a flow of financial and other benefits
in each direction. My guess is the Yanks have got us over
a barrel, and the balance is in their favour. I have seen
no evidence that the arrangement is a win-win. This is supported
by the North American equivalent arrangement.

The Yanks have even managed to secure the extradition of
one of our citizens to stand trial in Delaware for copyright


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