In a recent statement, the Australian Digital Alliance declared that if the Australian Copyright Amendment Bill 2006 is rushed through Parliament, then Australians will be the not-so-proud owners of a complex and inflexible copyright regime that's out-of-date the day it becomes law. Despite what seemed like good intentions, the government has delivered a 200 page mess of changes, with no "fair use" flexibility that U.S. consumers and innovators depend on.
The ADA has called upon the Federal Government to embrace a flexible defense of fair use to ensure that Australia’s copyright laws are credible, relevant, and timely for consumers and technology developers alike.
Read more at Australian Digital Alliance 11/14/06
Posted by P. Kaufman at November 20, 2006 7:48 AM