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Australians Allowed to Format Shift Media

Ratso Baggins Re:Phillip Ruddock (155 comments)

I expect that this rumour came from the young liberals or some such astroturfers, it is unlikely Ruddock is that switched on this one time. The sad fact is that we get this provision, along with the DMCA (which is new here) along with other pearls, all as a part of the [Not Quite So] Free Imperialism^H^H^H^H^H^HTrade Agreement. So while it's great to come out of the stone age with respect to fair use, when was the last time you heard of anyone being prosecuted for recording TV or radio or making tapes for the car from CD's for personal use? So excuse me if I am less than enthusiastic about being able to do it "legally". To some greater extent an unenforced law does not exist.

more than 8 years ago


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