New Zealand Green Party Accused Hollywood Of InterventionAdded: Thursday, May 5th, 2011
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Local Green Party required clarification of American government intervention in supporting the controversial copyright legislation. The questions arose over the offer of American music industry to fund an IP enforcement unit in order to fight so-called “huge gaps in IP rights enforcement”. The Party believes that American influence on the country’s copyright law undermines its democracy.
Last week Wikileaks published cables from 2005, detailing how the American government was rushing New Zealand to pass its Copyright Amendment Act. Besides, the cables revealed how the US offered to fund an IP enforcement unit, which wasn’t the news the New Zealand Green Party was happy to learn. The Party’s IT spokesperson said that the news showed how vulnerable the New Zealand’s Government was to pressure from multinational corporations.
The cables detailed how the governments of the United States and New Zealand were closely working on the amendment. They criticized the New Zealand government for letting the US format and time-shift the legislation over the personal use. The American government insisted that such exceptions to copyright protection would undoubtedly send the wrong message to the Internet users, thus undermining the efforts of the US to curb illegal copying of CDs in New Zealand.
The Green Party claimed that both Labor and National governments faced intense lobbying from the United States, while it is ridiculous that Hollywood moguls are writing the New Zealand’s law. The Party points out that the country needs to keep politics honest, which means that it is very important to find out how American interests influenced the rushed passage of copyright law through Parliament last month.
In addition, the Green Party also questions the plans by the American recording industry to sponsor a joint IP enforcement unit for the country in order to fight “huge gaps” in copyright enforcement. The Party claims that such blatant intervention undermines the New Zealand’s democracy, as the country’s government has been subject to intense corporate lobbying from abroad. While the government keeps consulting further on the copyright system, it needs to take decisions suiting the New Zealanders that elected them rather than US interests.
May 5th,2011Posted by:
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
|posted by (2011-05-05 22:32:27)|
|piss off america leave our awsome country alone!!|
|posted by (2011-05-06 18:45:15)|
|The way some of these articles are worded you'd almost think the USA is writing copyright legislation for any country that they think needs it. Aren't there bigger problems in the world than busting P2P and worrying about other countrie's laws????||
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