As you can see, we depend enormously on the
hard research and professional talents of many others. We provide
this information to you in the spirit of Freedom of Information and
the right to know. We are grateful and appreciative of the unwitting
assistance that this work provides, and we have attempted - in good
faith - to attribute these efforts to the best of our ability. We are
not happy about our so-called infringement of other people's
"intellectual property rights" and are prepared to remove anything
that is felt to be legally unacceptable. But we recognise that
copyright legislation is woefully behind the times, given that we are
encouraged to avail ourselves of material on the Internet which
cannot legally be 'saved' to read off-line without the written
permission of the publishers.
Television stations run
programs in the wee small hours of the night because people are
expected to videotape them.
Audio cassette players are
equipped with high speed dubbing facilities in order to copy tapes,
and books borrowed from public libraries state that it is forbidden
for them to be lent.
Does that make our
common sense attitude here a form of civil disobedience ?
Click here for a
particularly loony example of intellectual property rights gone
We were surprised to see
that the New York Times web page requires a subscription to view.
The Sydney Morning
Herald is more
philanthropic. Read all about it for free.
Before we started getting
postal deliveries in 1996, I spent nineteen years driving a 13 km
daily round trip to buy the paper we had delivered from Sydney, which
is really invaluable to us in the bush, and is far more comprehensive
than the electronic version. Surely journalism is about justice, so I hope we can continue to provide our
Internet viewers with these excerpts.
abuse of public trust that we have painstakingly detailed
for you now in this web site could never have happened
without the cover of secrecy and public ignorance that
preceded the invention of the World Wide Web. And without
it, it seems a forgone conclusion that this
fiasco would have
been successfully buried by all the powerful participants.
We believe that
this direct form of communications will transform our
society in ways as yet unimaginable, and recognise that the
start of a exponential curve is ostensibly flat. We live in
hope, and in the abiding faith in the intrinsic sense of
fair play evinced by our sisters and brothers in the case of
a disgusting miscarriage of natural justice.
February 20th, 1999
"You can't rely on selling creative products
in an online world." " Welcome to the reality of the 21st
Sydney Morning Herald
Fairfax wins quality award
July 6th, 2004
The Sydney Morning Herald has won the print industry's most
prestigious international award for quality. Fairfax Printers at Chullora
won the award which is promoted by Ifra, the leading organisation for
newspaper and media production. As a result of the award the Herald is
admitted to the International Newspaper Quality Club for 2004-06, one of only
50 newspapers worldwide to receive the honour. The Herald's sister
publications, The Age and The Newcastle Herald, were also
admitted - the only other papers in Australia to be honoured.