Just spotted on Scoop:
A scheduled gathering of the media in Auckland this afternoon to meet National Party leader John Key to view his DVD ‘Ambitious for New Zealand’ has been cancelled reportedly owing to copyright concerns.
Meanwhile, hectic preparations are underway to give a makeover to the DVD for National leader John Key to re-launch it before Christmas. Some in the know termed it as ‘unwanted disaster’ implying the makers of the DVD should have done their homework professionally.
Interesting to note National is trying to shift blame onto the production company. We’d have thought a media-savvy opposition like National would have done their own homework on this before they released it. Hell, even that useless drunk IrishBill managed to pick it.
UPDATE: [Eddie]: I’d just like to acknowledge the acknowledgement (I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in) from David Farrar over the success of The Standard and others in effectively killing off John Key’s DVD.
It also a testament to the role the blogosphere can play. I suspect EMI would have got around sooner or later to noticing and complaining, but left wing blogs (primarily The Standard) acted quite legitimately in raising the issue, and the fact it has been recalled suggests there was substance to the complaint.
I thought it was gracious. And there ain’t a lot of that in politics. So thanks David. Your mum did good. – Eddie.