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In-joke for the publishing industry

Taken from a Q & A interview with author Peter Carey in Saturday’s Age newspaper:

Q: Tell us a joke.
A: Two Australian governments have considered the abolition of territorial copyright for Australian writers.

Well, it made me smile. We were pushed down this path by rampant ideologues. Following through could have crippled the local publishing industry.

Thank goodness common sense won the day.