How New Zealand Can Circumvent Cybercrime LawAdded: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
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Recently, a presentation by Michael Wigley over the new Copyright Amendment Act in Wellington attracted the attention of industry experts and residents if New Zealand. The report exceeded everyone’s expectations because Michael Wigley didn’t only debated upon the mechanisms of the copyright legislation, but also gave a couple of interesting ways to protect yourself from the consequences of the latter.
Michael Wigley said that there are actually 2 things you are able to do in order to protect yourself. The first one is to get all your IP addresses from the Asia-Pacific Network Information Center, while the second is what the government wants users to do – stop all peer-to-peer traffic.
It took Wigley half a minute to announce both ways, and he seems to be right. Since the Asia-Pacific Network Information Center is a foreign organization, it doesn’t hold any responsibility to the copyright legislation of other countries. Meanwhile, under the “three-strikes” regime, a copyright owner must prove that the IP belongs to the suspected pirate. Only after this the court can impose a five-figure fine. In addition, the fine dispositions include a provision admitting that an organization’s network could be taken offline if those dispositions are activated at some stage by an Order in Council.
All of this refers to the customer of the Internet service provider, which in this case is the corporation rather than end user. In other words, any company can get stuck with the consequences of illegal actions by the ratbags in its office. However, the Asia-Pacific Network Information Center is able to resolve this problem. Thanks to different technical reasons related to the legislation, you won’t be at risk of getting caught out.
Indeed, there are a lot of city councils and universities with transient users or students using their networks. For such organizations, this can be the only way to deal with the cybercrime legislation.
There was also a debate on whether a copyright owner of any importance would even bother to risk fining or disconnecting such organization as a local government body or university. Some of the experts pointed out that in reality the copyright owner wouldn’t know that he’s dealing with a high-profile organization until it is too late. And here Michael Wigley came with a 3rd solution – IPv6.
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
|I live in NZ and the new law doesnt seem to have any effect yet, I think the whole isp having to pay to send the letters out is what is holding things up|
No one has received any letters yet
|posted by (2011-10-03 08:16:14)|
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