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Green MP to launch policy via online forum

08 November 2011
Media Advisory: Green MP to launch policy via online forum

What:
Launch of the Green Party’s Copyright (Parody and Satire) Amendment Bill
When: The post will go live at 1PM. Gareth will be answering questions From 6–7 PM, Wednesday 09 November
Where: www.reddit.com/r/newzealand
Who: Green Party ICT spokesperson Gareth Hughes

Green Party ICT spokesperson Gareth Hughes will be launching his Copyright (Parody and Satire) Amendment Bill and answering questions about the Green’s stance on the Government’s Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Act tomorrow on the online community Reddit.

The Bill seeks to change New Zealand’s copyright law so that copyrighted work can be used for the purpose of parody or satire.

This is the first time that a New Zealand political party has launched a policy exclusively online.

Reddit’s New Zealand page— www.reddit.com/r/newzealand — is an active online community that discusses topics from politics to funny pictures. The community of “Redditors” has been very vocal about the recent passage of the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Act or Skynet Law.

Redditors will have opportunity to ask questions about the Bill and other copyright related policy from 1PM tomorrow, with Gareth answering questions between 6–7PM.

The specific URL for the launch will be advised tomorrow in a press release at 1PM.

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