#sccr18 – The Australian Government wants to close copyright exceptions that help blind people

At the moment, the Australian government is part of a faction that’s lobbying to close the loopholes in the law that allow blind and other disabled people access to copyrighted material in ways that are simple and easy.

Apparently, copyright holders don’t already have enough legal protections, and are furthermore excused from displaying any sort of compassion.

Story here, legal details here and twitter feed following this here.

Most importantly, for Australians, this is where to register your response with our great and glorious government.

Spread the word, people!