Ways around (the Australian) e-book blockade: copyright issues

From the Australian:

GRAEME SAMUEL, chairman of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, is one very peeved Australian citizen. A confessed gadget freak, he recently bought a Kindle e-book reader from Amazon.com to gain access to the latest titles at low prices -- only to find, like many other Australians, that he couldn't download many of the books he wanted to read.

Samuel had a bit of a rant about the problem one night last week at a meeting of mostly legal minds -- attended by DoubleClick -- at the law firm Henry Davis York's Sydney digs, where he was giving the legal eagles his views on "How Australia's competition and consumer laws are tackling communications".

Our No 1 competition watchdog and fearless prosecutor of big business was, he said, "increasingly frustrated by the restrictions (laid down by publishers) about what I can download to my Kindle simply because I'm an Australian resident".

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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