Scoop Coverage: Blackout Against Section 92A

Published: Fri 20 Feb 2009 03:12 PM
Scoop Coverage: Blackout Against Section 92A
Worldwide: InternetNZ Supports ISOC France In Fighting Termination
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) expresses its support for ISOC France against the introduction of draconian laws intended to cut people off the Internet based on mere allegations of copyright infringement. More >>

Copyright: Public, Artists, Most ISPs Not Represented In Internet Policy Debate
The Creative Freedom Foundation welcomes the Government's decision to delay the Guilt Upon Accusation law Section 92A, however this delay also calls for two non-Governmental groups to decide the future of New Zealander's access to the internet. Although the TCF are currently calling for submissions on their draft policy, the public, artists and most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not represented in the decision making process. More >>
Heather Roy's Diary: More Flawed Lawed Legislation
This week Prime Minister John Key announced that the controversial Section 92A of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act, to be enacted at the end of February, has been delayed by Order in Council until March 27 2009. Mr Key has admitted that ... More >>
ALSO:Out-Link - Public Address's Graeme Edgeler: Asserting ancient rights
Internet: Reprieve On Section 92A

InternetNZ welcomes the Government's decision to defer the commencement of Section 92A of the Copyright Act until March 27 and to suspend the Section if no agreement can be reached. Section 92A relates to cutting off people's Internet accounts if they were alleged to be repeat copyright infringers. More >>
ALSO:Alastair Thompson - Audio + Images: PM's Presser Monday, 23 February 2United Future - Dunne: Section 92A still needs to be repealedLabour - Need for independent dispute tribunal on copyright South Pacific Pictures - South Pacific pictures supports s92a Telecommunication Carriers' Forum - TCF Welcomes Progress On CopyrightAlliance - Party Supports Internet Blackout CampaignNZ Computer Society - NZCS Welcomes Copyright BreakthroughNatcom - Policy cannot ensure compliance with s92ATV3 Video - John Key: International expectation for internet copyright lawTV3 Video - Clare Curran on Section 92A95bfm Audio - David Farrar On Section 92A95bFM Audio - Simon Power on Copyright Amendment Act
Steven Price:Officials drop the BORA on 92AA post on 92A that David Farrar probably won’t link to
* Political Blog Blackout 23 Feb. In S92a Protest *Out-Link - Kiwipolitico rates the blackouts
Cartoon By Dylan Horrocks
Debate: The Case For Section 92A
“At least 85% of all digital traffic in music involves illegal downloading and file sharing. Every one of those transactions involves a data transfer through an ISP. This law changes merely requires the ISPs to act responsibly and to help deal with a problem that is out of control. The ISPs control the traffic and benefit from sale of data, the new law just recognises that and puts the responsibility in the hands of the people who can actually make a difference. More >>
ALSO:RIANZ - RIANZ & APRA - Section 92a Copyright Act
The "Raw and Ambivalent" View:Out-Link - Dean Knight - Section 92A: Shades of Grey
Power Company joins S92a Internet Blackout: Offers $20 Donation To Creative Freedom Foundation For Each Signup
Startup internet-based electricity vendor has joined the New Zealand Internet Blackout to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law. Powershop will give $20 to the Internet Blackout organisers, the Creative Freedom Foundation, for... More >>

Audio & Images: Section 92A Protest At Parliament
Protesters turned out with bright clothes and black placards to protest the imminent coming into force of S92A of the copyright act. United Future Leader Peter Dunne was there to receive a small physical petition and a much larger internet one. More >>
ALSO:Joint Statement - Auckland blackout protestUnited Future - Dunne increases pressure over unjust copyright lawUnited Future - Dunne: email your National MP – while you canLabour - Government has to act now on copyrightGreens - National can correct Labour's S92A mistakeClare Curran's Copyright BillAudio - Clare Curran denied leave (Thanks, Kiwipolitico)Parliament Transcript - Question 12, 18 Feb: Copyright Act95bFM Audio - Russell Brown & Chris Hocquard debate Section 92AVideo - Section 92A Video: Kangaroo CourtScoop Audio: Simon Power Question On S92a ProtestParliament Transcript - Question 12, 18 Feb: Copyright ActTV3 Video - 'Blackout' protest over controversial copyright law reaches Parliament (see viewer comments for clarification)TV3 Video - How does the proposed copyright law affect businesses?Other Blackouts:Newmarket Business Association - Power cuts - here we go again!

Media: Internet Blackout Vs Guilt Upon Accusation Laws
The Creative Freedom Foundation has announced a nation-wide Internet Blackout Campaign against Guilt Upon Accusation laws in NZ. The blackout, taking place from 16-23 February, is a reaction to Section 92A of the Copyright Amendment Act, due to come into effect in NZ on February 28 unless the Government suspends or repeals the law. More >>
ALSO:Creative Freedom Foundation - Internet Blackout vs Guilt Upon Accusation laws Creative Freedom Foundation - S92a Copyright Protest – Parliament Noon 18 FebInternetNZ - No surprise at growing dismay over Copyright ActNewmarket Business Association - S92A - businesses unfairly responsible for breachesLabour - Labour supports constructive solution on copyrightPeter Dunne - Repeal ‘guilt by accusation’ internet piracy lawTV3 Video - What does the new copyright law mean for you?TV3 Video - NZ music community divided over proposed copyright lawsNZ Centre For Political Research - Three Strikes and You Are TerminatedTomizone - Tomizone Not Affected By New Copyright LawNatcom - Firewall in response to changes in copyright lawOut-Link - Join the Internet Blackout — Creative Freedom FoundationFringe Creative Commons Comedy - A Series of ridiculous Radio PlaysQuestions For Oral Answer - 18 February 2009
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