Oh so criminal was created as a response to the Australian Government's (in particular the Attorney-
General's office) "Fair Use and Other Copyright Exceptions: An examination of fair use, fair dealing
and other exceptions in the Digital Age" Issues Paper, provided in May 2005.
to quote: Some interest groups feel a copyright balance might be
better maintained in a rapidly changing digital environment if the
Copyright Act were to include an open-ended 'fair use' exception
that would allow the courts to determine whether a particular use
of copyright material is 'fair' and should be lawful. Others argue
the present specific exceptions in the Act should be amended to
make certain uses of copyright material law
Instead of writing a wordy submission to the Government Keir
Smith decided to make an example of something that is currently illegal, but thinks should be covered
by 'fair use'.
Do you think his work is ‘illegal’? should it be?
I don't know.