Monday, March 5, 2007

Aussie Coal Lobby Fights Spoof Site

A coal lobby in Australia has twice shut down "Rising Tide," a website satirizing the Australian coal industry. The website makes fun of NSW Minerals Council's big-budget campaign to promote the coal industry. According to the Perth Independent Media Center, "Australia does not have adequate ‘fair use’ exemptions in copyright law nor has a Bill of Rights protecting freedom of speech, limiting civil lawsuits alleging a private citizen or corporation has violated the civil rights of a protester or satirist."

"Rising Tide" has set up shop offshore.

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