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Copyright Law Passes Aussie Senate, Draws Fire

Law360 (December 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Australia’s Internet industry has vowed to fight the nation’s newly updated copyright law, which is expected to pass parliament this week. The group joined Apple Computers and Google to argue a broad “fair use” provision has been glaringly omitted and promised to make it an election issue.

During debate last week, Australia’s government agreed to last-minute changes that expanded the range of activities that fall under its "fair dealing" defense, but the law still falls short, according to detractors.

Peter Coroneos, chief of Australia’s Internet Industry...
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