You have to fight for your rights

"Perhaps the most important piece of advice this column has offered in 15 years of prognosticating about IT, is something you can do in the next few weeks: overcome your natural apathy over participating in the so-called democratic process and have your say on the matter of fair use rights over copyright material. ... We do not have those rights. Instead, Australian legislators have imposed what is arguably the most user-unfriendly copyright regime in the Western world ..."

More at the The Edge.

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Examination of International Fair Use Rights

The article includes a link to a study performed by the Australian Attorney-General. Apparently US Law is much broader (except for the DMCA) when it comes to fair use than most other legal systems.

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