Guilty Upon Accusation becomes New Zealand law on 28th February.

, posted: 9-Jan-2009 10:54

from http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09%2F01%2F06%2F0351202&from=rss Next month, New Zealand is scheduled to implement Section 92 of the Copyright Amendment Act. The controversial act provides 'Guilt Upon Accusation,' which means that if any New Zealander is simply accused of copyright infringement he/she will be punished with summary Internet disconnection. Unlike most laws, this one has no appeal process and no punishment for false accusation, because they were removed after public consultation. The ISPs are up in arms and now artists are taking a stand for fair copyright. More posts tagged s92a

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Comment by holloway, on 12-Jan-2009 17:27

Thanks for helping spread the word Taniwha!


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