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Australian Gov't To Streamline Anti-Piracy Lawsuit Process 121 121

daria42 writes "Remember how the mass piracy lawsuits common in the U.S. are now coming to Australia? Of course you do. Well, now Australia's Government has come out backing the legal process which makes them possible — and is even promising to streamline it. Anti-piracy organisations will be jumping for joy — but I'm not sure how popular the move will be with the rest of the population."
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Australian Gov't To Streamline Anti-Piracy Lawsuit Process

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 15, 2011 @03:59AM (#37722450)

    http://www.pirateparty.org.au [pirateparty.org.au]

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 15, 2011 @06:09AM (#37722752)

    You might want to read up on Australian political history and how the system works.

    The current Labor government having support of the Greens and the Independents to govern is perfectly legitimate. Add up the primary vote for Labor, the Greens, and the 3 Independents and you'll find it totals to over 50%. The Labor party generally supports bigger government than the Liberal Nationals. And finally, the alleged "carbon tax" that is coming in is actually an Emissions Trading Scheme. Which Labor has had a policy for all along.

    Completely agreed on the supporting corporations bit, but then, I don't think the Liberals are any better.

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.