Looks like the introduction of s92a has been deferred… It is still a bit of a rumour (at least until I find the press release). Good! Hopefully this will concentrate the minds of the parties involved in the code of conduct.
Update: From 3 News
UPDATED: 5:10pmThe government has called for a delay in the implementation of Section 92A, the controversial Copyright Amendment Act due to come into force February 28.The law has been the subject of an internet blackout against the measures for ISP’s to cut off internet access following allegations of copyright breach.
Prime Minister John Key said today that its implementation date would be pushed back to March 27 to see if the sector can come up with a workable code of practice.‘We are hoping that by that time we will have come up with a voluntary code of practice,’ said Mr Key.If one could not be agreed then the section in question would be suspended, he said.
Update: InternetNZ press release
“New Zealanders can breathe a sigh of relief that their Internet access is no longer under threat due to unproven allegations of copyright infringement. Section 92A still needs to be fully repealed. It is disproportionate and unfit for purpose. But this deferral is a good start.
“The highly visible blackout campaign organised by the Creative Freedom Foundation and its supporters has served to bring the issue into mainstream debates, and we applaud the efforts they have taken,” Davidson says.