Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ... | 17
5357 posts

Uber Geek


  # 531465 10-Oct-2011 12:00
Send private message



This law, and any like it, are not YOUR friend. Any enemy of yours - or even a bored teenager - can accuse you, and YOU have to spend money in court to prove you didn't.

That's how the anti-porn law passed by the Shipley crew in the 90s works. 

Guilty until proven inncent.

So it's easy to stitch someone up: just hide some kiddy porn in their garage and then tip off the police.

They are GUILTY.  

NZ uses these laws so they don't have to spend money on prosecution / enforcement.

The justice system is VERY cheap if everyone is guilty all the time....and the powers that be could potentially get to decide who gets picked off.

Wide open to abuse. Few balance.  

I'm on a high fibre diet. 


High fibre diet

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  # 531473 10-Oct-2011 12:26
Send private message

tonyhughes: Still sitting on zero notices received here. Had more phone calls from worried customers than anything else.

Hint: Don't infringe = no problem.

The number of customer I have seen over the past 12 months where their data has been used up by torrents run by somebody other than my customer is around 20 to 30.

The ways this has happened is due to poorly secured wifi or their username and password for their connection being guessed.

While ISP's take steps to protect customers from these sort of things there is only they can do. Don't infringe = no problem may be a fairly safe bet for the security consious Geekzone crowd but does not cut it for a law that presumes guilt.

I agree with most of the sentiment of your message.

To clarify mine: "If no infringing activity occurs on your connection, you have nothing to worry about."

Securing your network is a totally different topic (but yes, relevant in light of this stupid law).


92 posts

Master Geek

  # 535753 20-Oct-2011 18:44

all very interesting, love it :)

364 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 537580 26-Oct-2011 09:51
Send private message

So have any notices been sent out yet? ISPs?
Or has anyone received one??


234 posts

Master Geek

  # 538725 28-Oct-2011 13:55
Send private message

There's a user on a private tracker that says they got one for downloading a movie but has since deleted the notice, so not sure if its true or not.

Edit: Just re-read the post, says they got the notice a year and a half ago.

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Lifetime subscriber

  # 538727 28-Oct-2011 13:57
Send private message

Still not a single notice received here.

3983 posts

Uber Geek

  # 538750 28-Oct-2011 14:45
Send private message

Any comment from ISPs on what is happening to P2P traffic?

I know they came out and said it dropped just after this came into palce, but made comments about how they expected it to go back up, anyone heard anything more...


15023 posts

Uber Geek

  # 538753 28-Oct-2011 14:52
Send private message

tonyhughes: Still not a single notice received here.

Maybe it was never a problem then, and the law as never needed.

33 posts


  # 539847 1-Nov-2011 12:07
Send private message
2874 posts

Uber Geek

  # 539870 1-Nov-2011 12:48
Send private message

the stupid thing is it would have been cheaper to send the 5 people the Rhianna album than the $25 to send the notice,(i know stupid argument but its a stupid law)

Common sense is not as common as you think.

4530 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 539878 1-Nov-2011 13:08
Send private message

who listen to rihanna anyway?

20742 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 539880 1-Nov-2011 13:08
Send private message


5017 posts

Uber Geek


  # 539881 1-Nov-2011 13:11
Send private message



Well, obviously that's why they had to download the album...

iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!


These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

4123 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  # 539891 1-Nov-2011 13:26
Send private message

nakedmolerat: who listen to rihanna anyway?

Obviously only stupid people :)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | ... | 17
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29

Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41

Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26

University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20

D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47

Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41

Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27

Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20

Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57

Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43

Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20

Toyota and Preferred Networks to develop service robots
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:11

Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted 7-Aug-2019 17:16

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.