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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > New Zealand ISPs To Pay for “Three-Strikes”

New Zealand ISPs To Pay for “Three-Strikes”

New Zealand ISPs To Pay for “Three-Strikes”

Added: Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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As you might already know, New Zealand is one of the few countries in the world having “three-strikes” legislation. Although the law hasn’t taken effect yet, the country’s pro-copyright outfit is currently demanding that Internet service providers pay for enforcing the law.


Actually, the country’s “three-strikes” law was financed and written by the US corporate interests. Unsurprisingly, some politicians didn’t like the idea that foreign corporations were writing their laws, the Green Party being one of those discontent.

However, despite the political questions, a legislation that was clearly financed and pushed mostly because of overseas interests, was passed in New Zealand. Now the questions are being raised over who would pay for the enforcement of the “three-strikes”. The country’s pro-copyright outfit AFACT claimed that the costs should be put to Internet service providers, and not copyright owners.

The anti-piracy organization noted the government’s approach of a copyright owner fee per notice, which doesn’t reflect the more common and preferred practice in other countries, where copyright owners and broadband providers bear their own respective costs. For instance, in last week’s voluntary agreement in the US between the entertainment industry and the country’s largest Internet service providers each party agreed to bear their own costs.

The same copyright outfit has been trying to get Australian broadband providers to act on their subscribers who are suspected of violating copyright by sending a letter to ISPs saying that they should either act or expect action. Regardless of its failed appeal in the Federal Court where AFACT tried to demonstrate that one of the ISPs had authorized its subscribers to violate copyright, its lawyers said that the judgement in question provided a legal avenue to have ISPs help copyright owners in policing copyright violation.

The experience of the other countries that have “three-strikes”, like France, shows that if people want to not have a rate hike in Internet connection rates in the country, they might also want to find ways to ensure that copyright owners pay for the services they are demanding. Apparently, rights holders are currently demanding that others work for free for them.

July 22nd,2011

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Date:  Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-07-22 13:27:40)
DEMONLORD avatara country makes the isp pay for a stupid law they created, wow, in the long run, it is gonna boost customer prices because isp's dont wanna pay for that either so they just gonna throw it onto the customers

posted by (2011-07-22 15:12:52)
No avatarI do not understand this as to why a country would make their laws to suit other countries.And secondly have the customers pay for it,they aren't benefitting from it.However is benefitting from it should pay for it.And from my understanding I thought us had a 6 strike deal and they are gonna do a 3 strikes.I am from the us and that seems unfair.Like I believe ISPs are gonna follow them until they kill the net and the movie companies will see if people really are gonna buy everything they download at their new jacked up prices.Why can't they find a way to join the digital media and make profit instead of trying to corner the market and have it only their old way to overprice us.Wouldn't it be better to join the digital media and find a way to make money from it from so called lost sales and save money from all their lawyer paying scenarios.

posted by ET junkie (2011-07-23 01:39:22)
motoxxxx avatarIf the movie and music industry is demanding this from the ISP then they should foot the bill! Why should consumers pay the price? People will get fed up thats for sure,if their rates go up! Enough said...

posted by (2011-07-23 06:36:02)
TrojanMouse avatar@razorsedge,

The answer to both your questions is simple:

1. N.Z. has implemented this law because they were forced/threatened by the U.S.
2. The customer has to pay because:
a) The government doesn't want to...
b) The Copyright Agency/Record/film labels don't want to...
c) The ISP's don't want to...

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2011-07-23 18:29:08)
fusseltier avatardoes MLB (major league baseball) get royalties for them using 3 strikes?
maybe they should have used 4 strikes to avoid problems with MLB.

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2011-07-23 18:30:33)
fusseltier avataryou are probaly right trojanmouse, the US made mexico not legalize drugs, and that is when all the shootings and violence escalated.
when will everyone realize, the US does not know all and is not always right.
especially since they can't even learn from their own past... ie prohibition

posted by Blocked (2011-07-25 01:15:24)
menahunie avatarYea fusseltier - If they had legalized drugs in Mexico it would have given a whole new meaning RUN FOR THE BORDER..
What your seeing and IT DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE USA.. IT IS ALL COUNTRIES... Private industry RIAA, MPAA and other POS companies are working to have some one else pay and do the job they won't do. Wouldn't it be great that I as a company whine and complain that my copyright is being violated and have some one else pay to do my job..

posted by (2011-07-25 10:31:36)
No avataryep it's a national government, so its all about money.Nothing else.Human rights mean nought. Cause they own the state. The bill was even passed on the back of some emergency legislation regarding the very bad christchurch earth quakes.Otherwise it would have gone on for years longer, as it would have never through otherwise. Now the consumer must pay for there so called wrong doings, being guilty on the evidence of their IP address alone.

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