[LINK] NZ defeats copyright/ISP change

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Mon Jan 4 13:32:05 AEDT 2010

[from NZCS newsletter - Newsline (24/12/2009)
Dangerous Copyright changes defeated - Section 92a

Along with other organisations, NZCS were at the forefront of 
objections over the proposed Section 92a of the Copyright Act - the 
section that had the potential to force ISPs to disconnect the 
internet from families, schools, businesses and libraries based on 
accusations of copyright infringement (eg if someone downloaded their 
favourite song).

NZCS strongly supports the notion of copyright, however the draconian 
and out of proportion nature and potential outcome of this law was 
simply unacceptable.

The Government has just released their proposed replacement which is 
far more balanced - you can read about it here.


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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