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Topic # 25855 3-Sep-2008 16:49 Send private message

Welcome to the TVNZ7 Internet Debate (in association with InternetNZ) on Geekzone. Please use this discussion to post your questions regarding Copyright (includes open source).




This will be an organised debate on ICT issues, streamed live to the official website and TVNZ7’s site, directly from Avalon Studios, 23rd September 2008 9:10pm on TVNZ7 (Freeview).

The debate involves four politicians quizzed on major areas of ICT policy with questions coming from you through the online chat, a studio audience, and experienced journalists.

The politicians are Labour’s Minister of Communications Hon David Cunliffe, National ICT Spokesperson Hon Maurice Williamson, ACT Leader Hon Rodney Hide and Greens ICT Spokesperson Metiria Turei.


You can participate live through an IRC channel or by posting your questions in this forum.

Other topics include:

     * Broadband (includes infrastructure, productivity, sustainability)
     * Convergence (includes broadcasting and mobile)
     * Copyright (includes open source)
     * Cybersafety (includes privacy and security as well)
     * Digital Divide (includes TSO and rural as well)

We ask you post only questions in this thread. Please address your question to the person(s) you want to ask it. You are welcome to create your own discussion in the ICT Policies and Regulation forum.

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  Reply # 166038 21-Sep-2008 14:37 Send private message

Could each of the panellists give us:
  • their views on the proposed ACTA treaty and in particular the portions relating to ISPs and the internet; and
  • if their party were in Government, would it be their Government's policy to sign it?

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  Reply # 166480 23-Sep-2008 10:35 Send private message

It has been suggested that privacy in the online world no longer means secrecy, but rather the ability to control who sees what information, in a more graded sense. How would your party update New Zealand's legislative framework around privacy and intellectual property to ensure it stays relevant in the 21st century?


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  Reply # 167249 26-Sep-2008 08:32 Send private message

Why is it that I am allowed to transfer a copy of a music CD to my MP3 player, but I am not allowed to do the same with my DVDs?




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