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Section 92A Video: Kangaroo Court

Section 92A Video: Kangaroo Court

Protest video for the campaign against section 92(a). Made by Chelfyn Baxter from and voiced by Oliveroo


Explainatory comment at Boing Boing:

As the creator of the video, I'd like to point out that this was not intended as a simplistic piece of propaganda. I set out to create a nuanced piece, which, due to it's context in #blackout is being is being judged now in different terms.

case # 1 (guilty, it's a fair cop, but a tiny infraction) - the pirated TV episode. This is to illustrate proportionality. You can be taken off the net for downloading something that has already been broadcast for free.

case # 2 (guilty, but there is a possible fair use defense) - is to illustrate that there can often be fair use of material, but you can't fight that case in court when your accuser is also judge, and there's no jury.

case # 3 - (innocent) - it's obvious. automatic algorithms to determine copyright infringement are bad enough, but to have no court in which to fight them is even worse.

Please don't interpret the use of these examples as a message condoning breaking the law. Concentrate on the actual message - it's a kangaroo court and your guilt or innocence is irrelevant. It's not about copyright, it's about guilt upon accusation.


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