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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

 

U.S. Exports DMCA Down Under

`Australia appears ready to adopt U.S-style copyright laws, courtesy of a Free Trade Agreement deal negotiated between the two countries. [..]

Under the new laws, copyright owners will be able to subpoena user information from ISPs in infringement cases. The use of modified consumer electronics, such DVD players that allow consumers to play multi-zone movies, will be outlawed. And copyrights will be extended by another 20 years.’




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