July 21, 2006

Linux Australia has a petition to "Ban Piracy, Not Competition"

have been collecting signatures to the Petition to protect Information Technology property rights at the Ottawa Linux Symposium. Separate from this I received a message from someone in Australia doing similar work with Linux Australia, who also have a petition to their parliament documented as part of their legal issues. The focus on the petition is to tie anti-circumvention provisions to actual infringement, something that was contained in Bill C-60 in Canada. The concept is to "Ban Piracy, Not Competition", although I see no way to accomplish this while at the same time disallowing the owner of IT from choosing whatever software they wish to run on their hardware, and still be able to access any content they have purchased.

Link: Russell McOrmond's blog

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