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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

https://www.eff.org

Australians and New Zealanders will be expected to conform our laws with US copyright laws, yet we don't get to vote in US elections. The American Revolution was fought over this very same principle!

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Critics label cybercrime bill 'invasion of privacy'

http://www.smh.com.au

Draconian Australian Cybercrime Bill would allow the Attorney General to hand over Australian data to US security services on request, with no subsequent oversight on how long that data might be retained, or how it might be used.

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Australia Mandates Microsoft's OOXML

http://it.slashdot.org

The Australian Government has released a policy that mandates the ECMA-376 version of Microsoft's Office Open XML standard and productivity suites that can 'read and write' the .docx format. If you're not familiar with the OOXML fiasco, take a look at http://noooxml.org/ for the sordid details.

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Telstra violating open source licence, claims developer

http://delimiter.com.au

Telstra could be about to receive an avalanche of complaints from the global open source software community, after a local developer accused the company over the weekend of violating the terms of the popular GNU General Public License

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Half-day emacs workshop with RMS !

http://www.pubbs.net

«...RMS visit of our capital has been discussed on this list before, and I'm sure those of you who want to attent the public lecture next week, have already registered etc. The reason for my writing, however, is not to remind people of this, but to bring to your attention the rather unique opportunity to participate in a half-day workshop given by the man himself on our favorite text editor.

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Richard Stallman and the free software movement

http://www.greenleft.org.au

Richard Stallman is currently touring Australia. On September 16 he spoke to Greg Adamson in Melbourne.

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Stallman calls for end to ‘war on sharing’

http://www.itnews.com.au

"Surveillance, censorship, restrictive data formats and software-as-a-service threatened the freedom of IT users, GNU founder and free software activist Richard Stallman claimed..."

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Open letter to abolish software patents in Australia

http://apps.softwarefreedom.com.au

Software patents are dangerous and costly to business and the community. Please sign this letter to support abolishing patents on software.

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Education Across The Nation - Free Software in Ethics and in Practise - Canberra, 6 Oct 2010

http://nicta.com.au

"Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement, which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate to control their own computing activities. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, often erroneously referred to as Linux, specifically to establish these freedoms..."

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Stallman slams filter as ‘human rights attack’

http://delimiter.com.au

"Labor’s controversial mandatory internet filter project is an attack on human rights, and Australians should beware of the project and other tyrannical government policies, free software luminary Richard Stallman has said [...] The news comes as Prime Minister Julia Gillard this morning reiterated the Government’s support for the filter project, despite the likely demise of its necessary legi

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Richard Stallman on Australia: Q&A

http://delimiter.com.au

"...In October Stallman will visit Australia to speak — among other events — at UNSW’s Clancy Auditorium in an event being supported by National ICT Australia. But we got in touch with Stallman ahead of time for a chat about the Government’s internet filter project, free software and why he likes to visit Australia for its parrots..."

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Richard Stallman at the University of New South Wales - Kensington (NSW, Australia), 11 Oct 2010

http://www.acs.org.au

"Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement, which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate to control their own computing activities..."

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Software Freedom Day Melbourne Photo Shoot

http://www.csamuel.org

"Last week I was invited to take some publicity shots for the Software Freedom Day Melbourne crew at the State Library of Victoria Experimedia centre..."

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Help Extend the Ban on Software Patents in New Zealand to Australia

http://techrights.org

Head of Microsoft New Zealand steps down, New Zealand permits software patenting only with the "device" trick, and Ben Sturmfels is working to marginalise software patents also in Australia

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Richard Stallman to visit Australia

http://www.zdnet.com.au

Controversial free and open-source software luminary Richard Stallman will hit Australia for an unknown period of time in October, with a keynote scheduled to be held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

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