Mail client follow-up

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Thu Sep 13 13:19:11 EST 2001

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 10:41:32AM +1000, jeremy at wrote:
> Thankfully our lawmakers aren't quite this stupid.  I guess we shouldn't
> be too complacent - we imitate America in every other way.

Well, we don't don't generally have large companies backing representatives
in parliment to push through various bills. I do think that makes a

> Is there anyone here who actually bothers to keep an eye on what federal
> parliment is doing?  I occaisionally cast an eye over the goings on for
> the local assembly (they have online hansard, yay!), but I'd never be
> aware of anything like this happening in federal parliment.

Well, I've looked on and that's always heaping going on that it's
hard to keep track of everything. Maybe there is a mailing list where new
bills are posted or something.

Incidentally, the law people are claiming is the australian version of the
DMCA is not as bad. It talks about anti-circumvention stuff but
circumvention for the purposes of allowing blind people to read it is enough
defense (from my reading anyway). And most importantly, it doesn't make it a
criminal offence.

All from my reading, I may be wrong there...

Anyone know of ways to keep up with this kind of thing?
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
> Magnetism, electricity and motion are like a three-for-two special offer:
> if you have two of them, the third one comes free.

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