01|23|09   Strange New NZ Copyright Law

I’m subscribed to Mark and Johanna’s Little Pictures blog and received the following post in my email this morning. It’s so close to my heart that I will just re-post the majority of what Mark wrote on his blog:

NZ has just passed a strange new copyright law. I know that sounds boring, but it’s really extreme. It means that if you are suspected of downloading something illegal (i.e. anything form a music blog, unlicensed youtube video etc) then you can have your net disconnected. No trial, no need of proof, just suspicion.

You can report someone to their internet service provider, and the ISP is required under law to disconnect that person’s net. On the spot.

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Please spread the word about this strange, over the top new law.

Read the entirety of Mark’s post here.

If you wish to help fight this law, you can sign this petition:
http://creativefreedom.org.nz/petition.html


Yay! Check out the new Enright House Shop I just finished making! Even if you’re not the type of person who buys music anymore, do take a look at how pretty and shiny it is! :)

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