Entry Tough Copyright Laws Passed

Editor 2004-12-10

CANBERRA -- Parliment passed tougher copyright laws linked to the Australian - US Free Trade Agreement. Internet service providers may be forced to remove material allegedly infringing copyright by people other than copyright owners.

Tougher copyright laws passed
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/12/08/1102182325498.html

These laws effectively remove protections from the Australian internet industry and its users. Internet Industry Association chairman Peter Coroneos outlines his concerns:

Drop copyright changes, say ISPs
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/12/07/1102182259489.html

Internet Industry Association News Release
http://www.iia.net.au/news/041201.html

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) is "strongly opposed to the surprise changes to the Copyright Act that were introduced and rushed through Parliament in just one week."

EFA Response and links to relevant resources
http://www.efa.org.au/

 

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