Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Apr 2012 15:43 UTC
Internet & Networking "The United States' global trade representative has strongly criticised a perceived preference on the part of large Australian organisations for hosting their data on-shore in Australia, claiming it created a significant trade barrier for US technology firms and was based on a misinterpretation of the US Patriot Act." It is somewhat entertaining that Australian citizens are apparently more concerned about the crazy Patriot Act (the name alone is hurl-inducing) than US citizens are.
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Everyone plays these games
by Yamin on Fri 13th Apr 2012 20:59 UTC
Yamin
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2006-01-10

American's want 'energy independence'.
Many countries want 'technological independence'.

It goes by lots of names. All to avoid 'free-trade'. Everyone likes to have free-trade to export. But few want to face the imports and loss of industries.

They will use whatever excuses they want. Most of it is just excuses. It's all about protecting things from free-trade.

Not saying we should or shouldn't have free-trade. But that's just how the game is played.

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