[Linux-aus] A speech by AG Ruddock "No Fair Use For You!"
k.weatherall at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Sep 6 12:49:02 UTC 2006
Actually, this speech is interesting because it does not say that the
government is going to allow taping to watch once - instead, it says that
the law won't legitimise people watching 'over and over'. This might be a
'backing away' from the full 'no rewind' law to something akin to a 'watch
at convenience but don't library' law.
From: linux-aus-admin at lists.linux.org.au
[mailto:linux-aus-admin at lists.linux.org.au] On Behalf Of Nathan Bailey
Sent: Monday, 4 September 2006 7:41 PM
To: James Purser
Cc: linux-aus at linux.org.au
Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] A speech by AG Ruddock "No Fair Use For You!"
How do you know about "no rewind"? (or is this a reference to not
being able to watch a taped show twice?)
I'd like to know what the *specific* things we expect this would mean
are so I can write about it.
eg. presumably by excluding Fair Use, the Attorney General is
implicitly saying that it would likely be illegal to make (or have?)
a viewer that allowed you to fast forward "compulsory" bits (eg. the
trailers and warnings at the start).
What other "normal" / "useful" things would one not be able to do?
On 04/09/2006, at 5:40 PM, James Purser wrote:
> Also found by Donna,
> Not only is there not going to be any fair use clause, they are still
> insisting on the "no rewind" clause and limiting what we can do
> with the
> media we purchase.
> James Purser
> Ordinary Committee Member
> Linux Australia
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