(via Boing Boing). A new report from the Australian Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs regarding copyright and technical protection measures has come out. It seems like the report is very much in favour of consumers and calls for balance in IP policy with regards to the use of restrictive technologies to protect copyright. It is refreshing that we now see a number of policy papers calling for balance in IP. It is possible that the pendulum has swung as far as it will go in favour of publishers, and it will swing back in favour of users.