[Foundation-l] precisions about the recent WMF "fair use" decision

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 22:27:55 UTC 2007

> On 2/12/07, Yann Forget <yann at forget-me.net> wrote:
> > Canada (or Australia, or South Africa) would be a better option: only 50
> > years p.m.a. Next India might be interesting: 60 years p.m.a.

Most of the terms of copyright under Australian law went up from 50 to
70 years recently following AUSFTA, the Australia-United States "Free"
Trade Agreement.

On 2/13/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> Australian copyright law may be kinda unstable right now there are a
> couple of possible changes that would really bite.

Like the conversion of certain types of copyright infringement from
civil to criminal offences. Or like the automatic increase in jail
term if the infringement involves converting something into digital

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

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