[Linux-aus] Re: [Announce] Re: [Osia-discuss] Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

Kim Weatherall k.weatherall at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Dec 1 10:27:01 UTC 2004

I've posted some thoughts: 

The temporary copy stuff is a bit troubling, because they've narrowed the 
exceptions even more, with the result that a whole lot of temporary copies 
are now going to be infringements.  This could make it a lot harder, in the 
long term, to argue that technological protection measures are not 
"preventing infringements".  In particular, as I read the temporary copy 
stuff, not only all playing of unauthorised DVDs/Movies is now going to be 
an infringement, but also quite a lot of playing of authorised copies made 
overseas could potentially be infringing.  and THAT could mean that 
circumvention devices aimed at getting over market segmentation practices 
will definitely become illegal.



At 11:17 AM 1/12/2004 +1100, Pia Smith wrote:
>On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 10:01 +1100, Con Zymaris wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 09:24:24AM +1100, Pia Smith wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > this bill was presented to the House of Reps yesterday. Any thoughts?
> > >
> > > http://parlinfoweb.aph.gov.au/piweb/browse.aspx?NodeID=29
> > >
> > > If the web page doesn't work then find the "Current" bills from the
> > > "Bills" link of the main page, and browse down to the "Copyright
> > > Legislation Amendment Bill 2004". Does anyone know where the Copyright
> > > Legislation is so we can look at how the changes work? (IANAL :)
> > >
> >
> > we need another re-direct to the info. I get:
> >
> >  ParlInfo Web Browse Connection Timeout
> >
> >  Your connection to the ParlInfo Web server has timed out and your browse
> >  information have been lost. You can restart your browse using the link
>As written above :)
>Go to the main site http://parlinfoweb.aph.gov.au, click on "Bills",
>then "Current Bills (by title)", then browse down to the Copyright one.
>This is the link I was given and although it didn't work for me either,
>I looked at the node number and figured it out.
>Still need one of our lawyer friends to help out with where the original
>bill is so the changes make sense. Brendan?
>Pia Smith
>President of Linux Australia
>linux-aus mailing list
>linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au


Kimberlee Weatherall
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Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (http://www.ipria.org)
Law School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010
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