Otherwise known as the ACCC, has said, in regards to Australians being forced to pay unreasonably higher prices for software, including songs of iTunes, that if Australians know how to work around a geo-block, they should!
Dear Google Fiber, Please come to Australia and help rescue us from our incompetent government who thinks that a 0.025Gbps connection (delayed by two years) if an adequate connection speed! Our previous government offerd us between 0.1Gbps and 1Gbps connection starting to be rolled out two years ago but there was an election where (aparrently) 52% of the people voted to keep the government in so, you know, we had to change.... Help us, Google, you may be our only hope!
I was bullied heaps as a kid. I met the mother of my main bully in the third grade. I told her what he did. She said he didn't do it and that she didn't want to talk about it. I thought she was stupid. I was eight years old at the time.
Now when I think back on it, I think she was being a normal mother who, like most normal parents, think their kids are darling little angels who could never do anything wrong. I know she was wrong, but so what? She was being a normal mother!
Australia Post, the Australian USPS, has asked for an email tax for years. Every time, the government said no. Then eBay Australia opened it's door. Suddenly, Australia Post went quiet. Now they have eBay seller parcel packages available.
To explain the relevance of my comment above, "Really though: At this point I donít think itís necessary for any pressure to be applied by The Powers That Be to cause someone that works in content production to suddenly have a crisis of faith and prostrate themselves before the Altar of Copyright." reminded me of how long it had been since I first heard them whinging about downloading.