[LINK] It's nearly the weekend. - Australian Government Protects its Toilet Database against Terrorist P2P Attack.
tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu May 7 17:39:43 EST 2009
I regret being unable to particiapte in the Publicshere#1 live. But I
got to watch the recorded version. (am still)
Particularly enjoyed James Dellow's revelation
.. So I blogged about it.
Australian Government Protects its Toilet Database against Terrorist P2P
One of the presenters on todays Public Sphere #1
or-australia/> talked about the Governments Toilet Database which had
no API for open access by other information developers in fact the
Copyrtight page deliberately prevents any reuse of the work except by
pointing to it with a url.
F***** Me. What is so special about a database of Toilets
Pssst Meester, I have a DVD of all the toilet locations in Australia
how much will you give me for it.
NOTHING! But the Government obviously thinks its worthwhile.
A few years ago there were the risqué faxes that used to do the rounds
About the Peter Tax
.. Well obviously the Toilet Database will be
monetized in the future by the Urgency stress factor of the inquirer
if he punches his phone keys really hard then hes desperate to go
Lets charge him five bucks to let him know where the closest toilet is.
When Copyright is invoked on a database of the Nations Toilets we know
we need new copyright law and we know that the Government has no bloody
idea about what is valuable and what is not.
BTW these are the same guys that are deciding how to spend your tax
I actually blogged about other things too, but I see that linkers have
covered it quite well.
But I would like to leave you with my parting comments on todays
Thank-you Kate Lundy A true Democrat.
(Ummmm, yes I know
.. but forget political parties for the moment
think of the process I know its hard we have never had it before; a
Government that asks for our opinion Shotgun Referendums dont count,
they are rigged based on polls).
Blog here -->Democracy Finally Arrives in Australian Politics.
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