writes "The recent US-Australia "Free" Trade Agreement Chapter 17 (IP) locks
Australia into our existing DMCA-style laws and extends them further:
banning "access control" circumvention, extending copyright,
guaranteeing penalties greater than actual damages for deliberate
copyright infringement, committing us to recognising patents "whether a
product or process, in all fields of technology", etc.
Linux Australia has produced
a draft position paper
here), has a
how to help page,
" Rusty's a great guy - he's got some good links on his own page, but please take the time to do what you can - if you are a Australian, take the time to *physically* write your MP. Floods of post are what will create action.