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

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Sun Feb 17 20:51:17 EST 2008

On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 03:00:33PM +1100, Richard Archer wrote:
> At 1:45 PM +1100 17/2/08, rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au wrote:
> >Let a business lobby pursue a co-ordinated international lobbying
> >campaign, and they're treated with kid gloves by governments around
> >the world...

always the case.  business lobby groups are fine and respectable
organisations.  unions are, of course, scum.

> 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.

please, call it by its real name, the MAI-in-disguise (Multilateral
Agreement on Investment which was howled down by the public and
abandoned until some bright spark thought to revive it by calling it a
Free Trade Agreement and make it even worse)

the purpose, under both its incarnations, was to make government
legislative ability subordinate to corporate wishes...i.e. a direct
subversion of national sovereignty.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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