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Topic # 103127 31-May-2012 06:52 Send private message

News fresh off the wire:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7018694/Pirates-off-the-hook-after-third-strikes-lapse

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  Reply # 633045 31-May-2012 07:56 Send private message

So no follow through huh? Shows how serious they really are about it.

I guess when push comes to shove the recording industry can't be bothered when they have to lift a finger to sort out their own mess. Better to let governments do the job for them.

Wake up time perhaps? New distribution model on its way? Yeah right!





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  Reply # 633234 31-May-2012 11:22 Send private message

Big media and their agencies aren't happy about the fee they have to pay to lodge notices in NZ, if I was cynical person I would say they are purposely not putting many notices through so later they can say to the government the current regime isn't reducing copyright infringement.

Don't ever think they will stop lobbying for system where they can spam notices cheaply.

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  Reply # 633244 31-May-2012 11:31 Send private message

Ragnor: Big media and their agencies aren't happy about the fee they have to pay to lodge notices in NZ...

Diddums ... my heart bleeds for them :P

Ragnor:...
if I was cynical person I would say they are purposely not putting many notices through so later they can say to the government the current regime isn't reducing copyright infringement.

Any thinking person could see that the "current regime" was flawed from the outset, so it should be no surprise that it isn't working.  All it has done is to drive people towards the use of VPNs and the like.

Ragnor:Don't ever think they will stop lobbying for system where they can spam notices cheaply.

Let them lobby as much as they want, it doesn't mean that anybody needs to listen.  Hopefully, our politicians have had enough of kow-towing to Hollywood.





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  Reply # 633245 31-May-2012 11:31 Send private message

Ragnor, that's exactly what's happening, no cynicism needed. The MPANZ has already admitted that's what they're doing as well - they haven't filed a single notice, and have pushed for the government to reduce the fee to zero because the regime is too expensive and the law isn't working.

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  Reply # 633246 31-May-2012 11:33 Send private message

Seeing our minister for technology says there isn't an international data traffic problem, it wouldn't be far fetching to think they are clueless in all things technology anyway...





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  Reply # 633253 31-May-2012 11:42 Send private message

freitasm: Seeing our minister for technology says there isn't an international data traffic problem, it wouldn't be far fetching to think they are clueless in all things technology anyway...



The MP for Technology was relying on that the history of the world is the history of the triumph of the heartless over the mindless.

And,that after careful consideration, the considered view of the committee was that while they considered that the proposal met with broad approval in principle, that some of the principles were sufficiently fundamental in principle and some of the considerations so complex and finely balanced in practice, that, in principle, it was proposed that the sensible and prudent practice would be to submit the proposal for more detailed consideration, laying stress on the essential continuity of the new proposal with existing principles, and the principle of the principal arguments which the proposal proposes and propounds for their approval in principle.




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  Reply # 633262 31-May-2012 11:47 Send private message

KiwiNZ:
freitasm: Seeing our minister for technology says there isn't an international data traffic problem, it wouldn't be far fetching to think they are clueless in all things technology anyway...



The MP for Technology was relying on that the history of the world is the history of the triumph of the heartless over the mindless.

And,that after careful consideration, the considered view of the committee was that while they considered that the proposal met with broad approval in principle, that some of the principles were sufficiently fundamental in principle and some of the considerations so complex and finely balanced in practice, that, in principle, it was proposed that the sensible and prudent practice would be to submit the proposal for more detailed consideration, laying stress on the essential continuity of the new proposal with existing principles, and the principle of the principal arguments which the proposal proposes and propounds for their approval in principle.


And, after even more careful consideration, repeated verbatim what the Southern Cross lobbyist said over a nice dinner the previous evening.

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