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Scoop Coverage: Blackout Against Section 92A

Scoop Coverage: Blackout Against Section 92A

The Fix: CFF Announce Aims To Help 'Fix Section 92'

The Creative Freedom Foundation (CFF) welcomes the government's decision to stop S92A coming into force as originally written on March 27th, and to work towards a replacement section. CFF Director Bronwyn Holloway-Smith says “We have said throughout ... More >>

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Copywin?: Government To Amend Section 92A

Cabinet today decided that section 92A of the Copyright Act 1994 will not come into force on 27 March as scheduled, but will be amended to address areas of concern, Commerce Minister Simon Power said .. "Allowing section 92A to come into force in its current format would not be appropriate given the level of uncertainty around its operation." More >>

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Copyfighting: Copyright Code Submissions Back Repeal Of 92A

InternetNZ has reviewed the 50-odd submissions on the Telecommunications Carriers’ Forum Internet Code of Practice and finds overwhelming support for repeal of Section 92A of the Copyright Act. More >>

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Luke BudaAwareness: CFF Launch The What About Us video Series

The Creative Freedom Foundation launch their interactive video series What About Us today. The series will feature YouTube video statements by New Zealand artists and others who are not represented in the private sector decision-making process that will determine whether the controversial Guilt Upon Accusationlaw Section 92A comes into effect. More >>

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Copy-flat-out-wrong: Video Stores Claim S92A Law Will "Stop Child Porn"

Nexus Magazine report: Supporters of the controversial ''guilt upon association'' copyright law have been asking people to sign a petition in favour of the law, claiming it is about controlling child pornography. More >>

Link: The Independent: It's not a crime to download, say musicians

Negotiation: Labour Proposes Amended Section 92A

It’s time for the National Government to intervene and provide stability and certainty on copyright issues for rights holders, internet service providers, and New Zealanders who use the internet, Labour spokesperson on communications and IT Clare Curran said today. More >>

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Worldwide: InternetNZ Supports ISOC France In Fighting Termination

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) expresses its support for ISOC France against the introduction of draconian laws intended to cut people off the Internet based on mere allegations of copyright infringement. More >>

Copyright: Public, Artists, Most ISPs Not Represented In Internet Policy Debate

The Creative Freedom Foundation welcomes the Government's decision to delay the Guilt Upon Accusation law Section 92A, however this delay also calls for two non-Governmental groups to decide the future of New Zealander's access to the internet. Although the TCF are currently calling for submissions on their draft policy, the public, artists and most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not represented in the decision making process. More >>

Heather Roy's Diary: More Flawed Lawed Legislation

This week Prime Minister John Key announced that the controversial Section 92A of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act, to be enacted at the end of February, has been delayed by Order in Council until March 27 2009. Mr Key has admitted that ... More >>

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Internet: Reprieve On Section 92A

InternetNZ welcomes the Government's decision to defer the commencement of Section 92A of the Copyright Act until March 27 and to suspend the Section if no agreement can be reached. Section 92A relates to cutting off people's Internet accounts if they were alleged to be repeat copyright infringers. More >>

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* Political Blog Blackout 23 Feb. In S92a Protest *

Out-Link - Kiwipolitico rates the blackouts


Cartoon By Dylan Horrocks

Debate: The Case For Section 92A

“At least 85% of all digital traffic in music involves illegal downloading and file sharing. Every one of those transactions involves a data transfer through an ISP. This law changes merely requires the ISPs to act responsibly and to help deal with a problem that is out of control. The ISPs control the traffic and benefit from sale of data, the new law just recognises that and puts the responsibility in the hands of the people who can actually make a difference. More >>

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The "Raw and Ambivalent" View:

  • Out-Link - Dean Knight - Section 92A: Shades of Grey
  • Power Company joins S92a Internet Blackout: Offers $20 Donation To Creative Freedom Foundation For Each Signup

    Startup internet-based electricity vendor Powershop.co.nz has joined the New Zealand Internet Blackout to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law. Powershop will give $20 to the Internet Blackout organisers, the Creative Freedom Foundation, for... More >>

    Audio & Images: Section 92A Protest At Parliament

    Protesters turned out with bright clothes and black placards to protest the imminent coming into force of S92A of the copyright act. United Future Leader Peter Dunne was there to receive a small physical petition and a much larger internet one. More >>

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    Media: Internet Blackout Vs Guilt Upon Accusation Laws

    The Creative Freedom Foundation has announced a nation-wide Internet Blackout Campaign against Guilt Upon Accusation laws in NZ. The blackout, taking place from 16-23 February, is a reaction to Section 92A of the Copyright Amendment Act, due to come into effect in NZ on February 28 unless the Government suspends or repeals the law. More >>

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