Australia concerned with copyright language in U.S. trade deal

By David
December 6, 2004

“The passage of the US Free Trade Agreement enabling legislation has been thrown into doubt after [Australia’s] government agreed to an 11th hour review of key concerns outlined by the Internet Industry Association (IIA).

[…] While the purpose of the legislation was to “harmonise” Australian copyright law with that of the US, the IIA believes the bill to be put parliament this week is far more strict than US law.

[…] The enabling legislation must be passed by the parliament this week if it is to meet the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement scheduled start date of January 1 […]”

SOURCE: AustralianIT