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Topic # 81695 16-Apr-2011 16:46
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The bill of rights act for New Zealand -

the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/latest/DLM225527.html


So how is it that this could happen:

Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10719694

And the copyright infringement law?

 

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  Reply # 459471 16-Apr-2011 17:37
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Wow, I am seriously being discouraged by the news in New Zealand at the moment. What happened to the freedoms we all took for granted?

If challenged, I believe they are going to be trying to justify these two laws on the basis of s5 of the Bill of Rights Act:

"Subject to section 4, the rights and freedoms contained in this Bill of Rights may be subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society."

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1990/0109/latest/DLM225501.html

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  Reply # 459477 16-Apr-2011 17:58
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because eternal vigilance is the price of liberty and people are lazy.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 459655 17-Apr-2011 13:10
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Can anyone explain what was wrong with the already existing copyright law in relation to copyright violation?

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