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".