So claims the SMH, anyway.
It may just be the reporter taking an optimistic view, but I liked this part a little:
“The amended reforms make it clear consumers can transfer the music they own onto devices such as iPods and enable the next wave of technology by allowing people to record a TV or radio program on mobile devices to watch it at a more convenient time.”
The amendments also removed on-the-spot fines for some copyright offences, to ensure they didn’t “unintentionally capture harmless activities of ordinary Australians”.
Dale Clapperton (EFA) liked the amendments, but Nicola Roxon (Shadow Attorney-General) is still iffy about even the amended bill.
Well, it’s an improvement, at least. Back to watching what happens, I guess.