Comments: Follow the DMCA Boinging ball, not quite to Australia

From Australia, let us see:

draconian anti-terror laws - check, you can go to prison for reporting that someone has been arrested under them

privacy safeguards - not in this land

abuses of government funds and processes - outrageous use of gov funds to advertise essentially party political info ( vs, Freedom of Information legislation emasculated in practice if not in legislation. Search for Children Overboard and see how much the truth means to the current government.

subservience to foreign powers - I think Australia's foreign policy was one of the first things the current gov outsourced (to the US).

Are they sorry? Try John Howard and sorry.

As we all know only terrorists and pirates modify computer consoles, so obviously it should be illegal. Coming next, all hard disks loaded with Windows and the files marked with read-only flags. Overwriting them with linux would then be illegal under what they are proposing, with "Trusted Computing" this would actually be straight-forward if not trivial.

Posted by Ian at October 11, 2005 09:00 PM