"It was a partial harmonisation with only those parts of American law that favoured certain interests," he said. "The reality is that American law doesn't change; Australian law changes, but specifically it excludes the consumer-friendly parts of American copyright law, namely the doctrine of fair use."

The alignment in IP laws between the two countries, said Childs, enabled an Australian to be extradited to the US for illegally downloading and sharing files over the internet....

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Aaagh the good old Trade Agreement.

Aaagh the good old Trade Agreement. Gee Mark Vaile did a great job of protecting Australia's interests didn't he?? I can only see it getting more and more onerous as time passes