Posts Tagged ‘s92a’

America writing our laws?

Written By: - Date published: 6:34 am, May 3rd, 2011 - 21 comments

Wikileaks cables show that America has been “helping” draft out copyright law.  They also lobbying to undermine Pharmac.  How many other New Zealand laws are they writing?

You’re an internet pirate

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, April 14th, 2011 - 35 comments

Last night the Nats were ramming their new copyright bill through under urgency.  Like the much reviled Labour bill that preceded it, it contains the assumption of guilt by accusation.  There are already calls for repeats of the 2009 blackout protest…

Video piracy, it turns out, isn’t new

Written By: - Date published: 11:48 am, July 16th, 2009 - 1 comment

60 Minutes on “Video piracy” – 1979 – part 1 of 2 60 Minutes on “Video piracy” – 1979 – part 2 of 2 (Via Gizmodo)

S92A: Opportunists jumping on bandwagons

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, March 16th, 2009 - 78 comments

It is always interesting watching people and organizations jumping on bandwagons of popular movements. In the case of the section 92A of the new Copyright Act, there was a genuine movement by the denizens of the local net and artist communities that we participated in. Over the weekend Disk Smith Electronics did exactly that by […]

S92A: Campbell Smith is finally removing his head from his…

Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, March 9th, 2009 - 5 comments

Sometimes the myopia of RIANZ is breath taking. Campbell Smith, its chief executive, has written an dialogue piece in the NZ Herald. “Anti-piracy law a reasonable way to protect artist rights“. He obviously has been listening over the last month – just not enough yet – and obviously not enough to put money to the […]

Democracy and the BOFH, Jonkey, and S92A preparations

Written By: - Date published: 5:59 pm, March 4th, 2009 - 53 comments

Reply is a feature that accidentally got turned on last week when I had a adware/malware outbreak through a security hole (those buggers are smart and fast). I did complete reinstall with updated software. Somewhere during the upgrade, the reply feature was turned on. Now I’ve been occupied by moving house for the first time […]

S92A deferred

Written By: - Date published: 5:25 pm, February 23rd, 2009 - 15 comments

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: 5:10pm The government has called for a delay in […]

Protest mode on Section 92A

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, February 23rd, 2009 - 3 comments

This Saturday, February 28th, Section 92A of the Copyright Act is due to come into force. It is currently unworkable. This website has voluntarily been taken down in protest against this clause. In its current form the clause will allow for arbitrary disconnection from the net on an accusation. That will result (at best) with […]

The Standard and s92a.

Written By: - Date published: 6:20 pm, February 19th, 2009 - 39 comments

I’m not going to go over the whys and wherefores of this clause of the new copyright act. No Right Turn, Just Left, Public Address and David Farrar already have. I have a lot of sympathy for the intent of this clause. Many of the people I come into contact with do creative work, including […]

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