[Linux-aus] Article in todays SMH
aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Wed Feb 16 12:25:07 UTC 2005
Craig Warner wrote:
> Does this sound like Digital Millennium Copyright Act?
> The reason I ask, is that I have a letter from Senate Sandy Macdonald,
> (you known him as the Minister for Overseas Postings), quoting "However,
> this does not mean that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or other
> U.S. laws will be introduced into Australia."
It's like it, but it isn't exactly the same legislation, either
word-for-word or even with precisely the same effects. It's meaningless
to say things like "introduce the DMCA into Australia", since it just
gets interpreted literally, and the point gets lost.
In any event, the Digital Agenda act is already "like" the DMCA; see the
current case being heard in the High Court on whether mod-chips that
allow both imported and pirated games to be played on PS2 are legal (aka
Sony v Stevens; for some analysis see
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