Copyright & SearchEngines

Australia’s copyright law breaks search engines [1]
Australia’s new copyright law may result search engines blocking access to the country. PM John Howard sold Australia’s copyright law out as part of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement, through which Australia agreed to change its copyright laws to surpass America’s own disastrous system.

“Google believes that the bill fails significantly to bring Australia’s Copyright Act fully into the digital age,” the submission says.[2]

[1.] Australia’s copyright law breaks search engines (26-Nov-2006) [BoingBoing]
[2.] Google warns Aust copyright laws could cripple Internet (7-Nov-2006) [ABC News]
[3.] Copyright law changes faces criticism (7-Nov-2006) [ABC (PM)]
[4.] Copyright reform (21-Nov-2006) [ABC (Law Report)]

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