View Full Version : Australia... Don't become like the U.S.

June 13th, 2006, 08:57 PM

"Linux Australia Urges the Federal Govt. Not to Abandon Consumer and Competition Interests
Linux Australia, Australia's peak Free and Open Source Software community group, announced the launch of a petition today calling on the federal government to resist pressure to abandon consumer and competition rights when drafting anti-circumvention laws. New laws are required under the terms of the Free Trade Agreement negotiated between Australia and the United States."

Petition here:

Anyway, good luck to our friends down under... The DMCA has really sucked over here the past 7 years... Examples:

No one should want that... Except large corps, cartels, and possibly lawyers...