New Zealand Asked for Legitimate File-SharingAdded: Thursday, September 8th, 2011
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After the “graduated response system”, aka “three-strikes” legislation took effect in New Zealand, the controversy of the legislation has reached its peak. The country’s government paid no attention to the report of the UN commissioner, saying that “three-strikes” law violates fundamental rights of the world’s citizens, and still enforced the legislation which could demand up to $12,000 in fines for illegal file-sharing.
The country’s Labour Party has already suggested a number of counter-measures and solutions. The Labor Party, which was against the legislation in question, is currently focusing its agenda on tackling an outdated copyright law and encouraging new business models to be developed. The party stressed that it wants to see more innovative models which would better comply with the demands of a digital epoch.
Indeed, if one takes a closer look at the legitimate services available throughout the world, they would understand that there are a lot of ways to legalize file-sharing. For instance, such services as Netflix are able to deliver the latest material at reasonable prices. This can be considered as good examples for New Zealand, which has a potential to create legal file-sharing services that could be introduced in the country. At the moment, Netflix is unavailable in New Zealand. If such legitimate services were created, this would answer the problem of users looking for material they want and are able to pay for as long as they aren’t required to wait until record labels release the content in question in their country as well.
Up to date, TV networks have already learned this lesson at their own expense. Anyway, they currently understood that if they don’t hurry to broadcast the latest shows across the globe, people residing somewhere far from the US would turn to illegal file-sharing services or pay TV channels. This way they could get what they want fast and in most cases for free.
Clare Curran, the Labor Party’s ICT spokesperson, admitted that the newly adopted legislation would certainly help neither content creators nor consumers. Again, the party insisted that the government of New Zealand should better turn its attention on innovative ways of delivering creative content instead of pursuing Internet users trying to get what they can’t get legitimately and trying to protect outdated business model of the entertainment industry.
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