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Topic # 89199 28-Aug-2011 02:59 Send private message

Protest against tightening of internet copyright law

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/83691/protest-against-tightening-of-internet-copyright-law


Who is the person who is bringing this Law in...?

What do you know about it?

Thank you..

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  Reply # 512996 28-Aug-2011 05:47 Send private message

I figured I would just continue "doing what I was originally doing" and wait for my first warning, then stop.

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  Reply # 512998 28-Aug-2011 07:26 Send private message

Your questions have been more than amply covered on GZ previously, and in any media, so not sure why the need to start another discussion on the same thing. That fact only 50 (or 30 in some media) turned out in Auckland speaks volumes IMO.

Personally, I thinks it's a wait and see situation now.




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  Reply # 513001 28-Aug-2011 07:51 Send private message

scuwp: That fact only 50 (or 30 in some media) turned out in Auckland speaks volumes IMO.

Personally I think that it speaks volumes about the promotion of it; I didn't even know about it until after it had already happened. It wouldn't surprise me if many other people were in the same boat.

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  Reply # 513003 28-Aug-2011 08:14 Send private message

I had no idea this was being done, unlike last year's protest in Wellington.




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  Reply # 513009 28-Aug-2011 08:35 Send private message

Ditto, knew nothing until it appeared in the Herald.





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  Reply # 513020 28-Aug-2011 09:51 Send private message

scuwp: Your questions have been more than amply covered on GZ previously, and in any media, so not sure why the need to start another discussion on the same thing. That fact only 50 (or 30 in some media) turned out in Auckland speaks volumes IMO.

Personally, I thinks it's a wait and see situation now.


I totally agree with you! 

Most people know that what they're doing is breaking the spirit of the law and would like to be able to get great content at a fair price.

I don't know if this law will deliver that, but my impression is it's part of the reason why many people wanted it.

I agree with you that we now need to see how it plays out.

Sure, if it gets abused, like has been suggested, then I'll be there pushing to get it repealed. 

Personally I hope it takes away the excuse from content owners "there's no business model because of the all illegal sharing... blar blar..." 

I hope that we see content owners step up and fill the demand void.

I also hope that this drives more awareness and adoption of the CC license.






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  Reply # 513057 28-Aug-2011 12:35 Send private message

Sure, if it gets abused, like has been suggested, then I'll be there pushing to get it repealed.


Yes I must study the repealed process.

If anyone knows who put this law forward I would still love to know..

It seems in-line with overseas laws and they have been enforced

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9148318/Student_facing_675k_music_piracy_fine_hopeful_award_will_be_lowered







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