Protests of “Three-Strikes” Planned In New Zealand Added: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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Marches are scheduled to take place all over the country in order to fight back against the new copyright legislation which is believed by many to be unfairly and unjustly enforced.
Just last week the New Zealand government rushed through a bill enforcing a so-called “three-strike” regime to fight unauthorized file-sharing. However, the bill opponents are already planning marches all over New Zealand to express their protest against this “draconian” legislation.
The passed legislation enforces a “three-strikes” system that starts with warning and fines of up to $15,000 per each case of violation. Then, if the warnings and fines imposed by an expanded Copyright Tribunal are proved to be inefficient, the law provides the district courts with the authority to suspend Internet accounts of the alleged for up to 6 months.
In fact, the thing that angered people most was the way the law was passed. Instead of going through debates and being voted on as a separate bill, it was bundled with emergency bill related to the Christchurch earthquake. Noel Zeng, the secretary of the Pirate Party of New Zealand, pointed out that not just the urgency process was abused, but New Zealand government also exploited the people of the suffered city by using their disastrous situation to pass this vague legislation. Moreover, some fear that the new legislation will mean a virtual end to public Wi-Fi, because since now Wi-Fi operators are held responsible for any copyright violation that occurs on their connection.
Meanwhile, there’s an easy way to bypass the legislation by using strong encryption instruments in order to avoid detection. This will finally make both rights owners and the government lose. The new scheme is scheduled to take effect in 5 months unless the country’s residents appear able to raise enough fuss to get the draconian legislation repealed once again. In order to try and do so marches are scheduled for the May 1st in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Meanwhile, the things show that the list of the cities participating in the marches will expand further since the public becomes more aware of how the new legislation will affect them. There was even a special page created on Facebook, called “Black Out”, where the New Zealand can find all information about the event.
April 26th,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
|uk, wtf going on over there. lol||
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