October 12, 2005

Australia's "DMCA" Exemptions Submissions

It turns out my work has been helpful in terms of a submission to the Australian "Committee to inquire into and report on technological protection measures (TPM) exceptions". That is, the government of Australia is going through a process similar to the US Library of Congress, considering exceptions to "a liability scheme for certain activities relating to the circumvention of `effective technological measures'."

I didn't want to mention this until the material was on the site. But the submissions have now been posted. There's one from Danny Yee, which reads:

Dear secretary,

I wish to request an exemption for
Compilations consisting of lists of websites blocked by censorware ("filtering software" applications.


As background to understanding this exemption, I recommend the submission to the Library of Congress inquiry by Seth Finkelstein, available at
With the permission of the author, I append an excerpt from that submission.

I'm happy to see my efforts help make a difference.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in dmca | on October 12, 2005 11:57 PM (Infothought permalink)
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