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Tweet Okay, okay .. so let me get this straight. There is some hoo haa about some law in some little country called New Zealand, that might stop some people from what now? .. Oh wait, maybe I should pay a bit more attention. Sections 92A and C of the amended Copyright Act establish a [...]

Okay, okay .. so let me get this straight. There is some hoo haa about some law in some little country called New Zealand, that might stop some people from what now? .. Oh wait, maybe I should pay a bit more attention.

Sections 92A and C of the amended Copyright Act establish a guilt upon accusation principle that can see anyone accused of “copyright infringement” getting his or her Internet connection severed.

[ via geekzone ]

So err, okay what now?

I don’t fully get this bit of law but it goes something like this: If you download or upload copyright material, the law means you can have your internet disconnected, no questions asked. Okay, well that’s kinda okay right? But no, it gets better: If you are ACCUSED of downloading or uploading copyright material (no evidence needed, guilty first) you can have your internet disconnected, site removed or …. – what??

Okay, so this is pretty bad – from what I read, you could accuse a popular newspaper (for example) of having copyright material on their site and “poof” no more number 1 news website.

Alright, that’s enough from me … here are a bunch of links for you to read

I”m sure there are HEAPS more out there, feel free to add them in the comments & I’ll link them up.

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02.17.09

Also if you want to email a NZ MP or two and personally tell them what you think, here are their emails:

a.king@parliament.govt.nz
aaron.gilmore@parliament.govt.nz
allan.peachey@parliament.govt.nz
amy.adams@parliament.govt.nz
angela.bray@parliament.govt.nz
ashraf.choudhary@parliament.govt.nz
blueandgold@parliament.govt.nz
brendon.burns@parliament.govt.nz
carol.beaumont@parliament.govt.nz
catherine.delahunty@parliament.govt.nz
charles.chauvel@parliament.govt.nz
chester.borrows@parliament.govt.nz
chris.auchinvole@parliament.govt.nz
chris.carter@parliament.govt.nz
chris.hipkins@parliament.govt.nz
clare.curran@parliament.govt.nz
clayton.cosgrove@parliament.govt.nz
craig.foss@parliament.govt.nz
darien.fenton@parliament.govt.nz
darren.hughes@parliament.govt.nz
david.bennett@parliament.govt.nz
david.cunliffe@parliament.govt.nz
david.garrett@parliament.govt.nz
david.parker@parliament.govt.nz
eric.roy@parliament.govt.nz
galloway@parliament.govt.nz
george.hawkins@parliament.govt.nz
heather.henderson@parliament.govt.nz
hekia.parata@parliament.govt.nz
helen.clark@parliament.govt.nz
hone.harawira@parliament.govt.nz
iiga@parliament.govt.nz
jacinda.ardern@parliament.govt.nz
jackie.blue@parliament.govt.nz
jacqui.dean@parliament.govt.nz
jeanette.fitzsimons@parliament.govt.nz
jen.toogood@parliament.govt.nz
jim.anderton@parliament.govt.nz
jo.goodhew@parliament.govt.nz
john.boscawen@parliament.govt.nz
john.hayes@parliament.govt.nz
jonathan.young@parliament.govt.nz
kanwaljit.singh.bakshi@parliament.govt.nz
keith.locke@parliament.govt.nz
kelvin.davis@parliament.govt.nz
kennedy.graham@parliament.govt.nz
kevin.hague@parliament.govt.nz
lianne.dalziel@parliament.govt.nz
lindsay.tisch@parliament.govt.nz
loren.bolton@parliament.govt.nz
louise.upston@parliament.govt.nz
maryan.street@parliament.govt.nz
melissa.lee@parliament.govt.nz
metiria.turei@parliament.govt.nz
michael.cullen@parliament.govt.nz
michael.woodhouse@parliament.govt.nz
nanaia.mahuta@parliament.govt.nz
natalie.roberts@parliament.govt.nz
nicky.wagner@parliament.govt.nz
nikki.kaye@parliament.govt.nz
p.goff@parliament.govt.nz
parekura.horomia@parliament.govt.nz
paul.hutchison@parliament.govt.nz
paul.quinn@parliament.govt.nz
pete.hodgson@parliament.govt.nz
phil.twyford@parliament.govt.nz
pita.sharples@parliament.govt.nz
rahui.katene@parliament.govt.nz
rajen.prasad@parliament.govt.nz
raymond.huo@parliament.govt.nz
rick.barker@parliament.govt.nz
ritchie.wards@parliament.govt.nz
roger.douglas@parliament.govt.nz
ross.robertson@parliament.govt.nz
russel.norman@parliament.govt.nz
ruth.dyson@parliament.govt.nz
sam4maungakiekie@parliament.govt.nz
selwynoffice@parliament.govt.nz
shane.ardern@parliament.govt.nz
shane.jones@parliament.govt.nz
simon.bridges@parliament.govt.nz
steve.chadwick@parliament.govt.nz
stuart.nash@parliament.govt.nz
sua.william.sio@parliament.govt.nz
sue.bradford@parliament.govt.nz
sue.kedgley@parliament.govt.nz
sue.moroney@parliament.govt.nz
tau.henare@parliament.govt.nz
teururoa.flavell@parliament.govt.nz
tim.groser@parliament.govt.nz
tim.macindoe@parliament.govt.nz
todd.mcclay@parliament.govt.nz
trevor.mallard@parliament.govt.nz
trish.wanden@parliament.govt.nz
winnie.laban@parliament.govt.nz

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