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How To Get There 15/03/20

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 15th, 2020 - 2 comments
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This post is a place for positive discussion of the future.

An Open Mike for ideas, solutions and the discussion of the possible.

The Big Picture, rather than a snapshot of the day’s goings on. Topics rather than topical.

We’d like to think it’s success will be measured in the quality of comments rather than the quantity.

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2 comments on “How To Get There 15/03/20 ”

  1. greywarshark 1

    There is so much to know, about the past, present doings and thinkings, and forecasts for the future. I have been looking at how I can inform myself through the media. It is troubling. I am pursuing some links using the keywords – Copyright,

    I wanted to look on Maori Television so I can refer to something that was shown there. They have Free on Demand, if I demand I have to log in. To log in I have to sign up, give lots of information about me, obtain a password, give them my mobile number and they advise me they will text me with information about coming things, and they will be from unknown diverse places: “Māori Television” includes but is not limited to Māori Television Service and all its brands and operating companies.

    To quote or display part of its content appears to be forbidden under its Terms of Use. Where is Free Speech, and the Public’s Right to Know allowed for. https://www.maoritelevision.com/terms-access

    I looked at TVNZ Free On Demand and if I want to watch any past content I get this – 'If you don't already have an account, sign up to enjoy more TVNZ content anytime, anywhere.' So I can't freely watch it at all. That is just a term that is used. I have to go through hoops called Community House Rules which clearly state '2. If you don't agree with the rules, please don't use the site.' So I can't freely watch whatever I demand.

    As for the public having access to the content on what is supposedly a tv site that they own/partly own, '2. While you're free to enjoy our content, you can't just help yourself for things like copying, changing, showing in public or (unless we specifically suggest it) posting on another site.'

    The NZ interest is apparently covered here: '3. Our content is restricted to users in New Zealand. This is because TVNZ only has the rights to show it here.' But it is TVNZ that has the rights not the public.

    How can we hold onto the thread of reality so we can be well-informed citizens of this country, and indeed of the ways of the world?

    A recent release about proposed changes to our public media – http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/work-begin-possible-new-public-media-entity.

    There is further information from the Minister of Broadcasting and Digital Media etc set in a pdf document that cannot be highlighted and copied. It could be that my system is not new enough, my skills are not adept enough, but I can't transfer any part of the information to you except by carefully transferring it word by word myself. This is just another way of putting barriers between the citizen and the PTB in this modern, advanced age.

    We are 'advancing' in ways to hoodwink society which will return us back to one similar to the Catholic Church when it read its message from the Bible in Latin. There was no perceived need for comprehension by the obedient population ruled by convictions of heaven and hell forever in the future, on top of any earthly punishment for transgressions.

  2. greywarshark 2

    So no support for this type of thought. Goodbye How to get there. It requires commitment on a Sunday and there isn't enough of that apparently. Short snappy remarks or outrage about something is the plat du jour. Free speech is a meme at present but seems like good free public access to reliable info and culture on our national radio and television is ho-hum.

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