[Linux-aus] Anti-circumvention Forum - Thursday

anthony hornby anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au
Mon May 30 14:05:02 UTC 2005

Hi Pia,
us regional folk who can't get there would love access to a recording of
the session :-)

Regards Anthony.

On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 15:27 +1000, Pia Waugh wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm not going to send a reminder everyday about this :) But I did want to
> say a few words as to why it is really important to understand issues such
> as anti-circumvention, as they affect _YOU_ everyday. The legislations being
> introduced by the Free Trade Agreement make it illegal to use and often
> enough write software, it has serious threats towards any interoperability,
> and is changing the nature of copyright from copy control to access control.
> Discussed on the day will be a developer perspective, a copyright agency
> perspective and two very good lawyers who have managed to condense the issue
> down to what is really scary for us. We'll also be discussing Fair Use, and
> you'll have an opportunity to ask the entire panel any questions you have.
> I'm hoping to record the event, and this is one of the only seminars being
> held about this issue. It is a great opportunity to get educated, and then
> have the information you need to lobby our politicians about issues that
> will affect you directly once the FTA comes into effect (the ICT components
> of the FTA had 18-24 months to implement, so we still have time to make an
> impact, but not for long).
> Details at http://linux.org.au/projects/forums/ and please rsvp to me. A
> nice lunch and refreshments will be provided, and we still have places
> available. Feel free to extend the invitation to anyone you think
> could/should come :)
> Cheers,
> Pia
Mr Anthony Hornby RHCE BIT ALIATEC
Library Systems & Technology Coordinator
Charles Darwin University | CRICOS 300K
anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au | office +61 8 89 466011

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