Sunday, August 02, 2009

Copyrightsmeller Pursuivant

Don't forget that the deadline on public consultation on NZ's copyright infringement witch hunt is this coming Friday. The Ministry of Economic Development's Zombie 92A policy document still includes burning at the stake termination of internet access as the maximum deterrent.

As Creative Freedom sez, disconnection must be taken out of the scheme at the very least. Then there's the ongoing arguments over what is deemed fair use of copyright. Also the lack of provision for satire and free comment to be made lest any multinational corporation shuts down dissent through copyright threats. And to top it all off you've got the grand daddy of asymetric fights, pitting the bottomless money pits of Sony etc against citizens.

Please let the MED know what you think. The proposal is broken up into morsels of interest, so you can pick and mix 'em as you see fit. Email MED before Friday 7th August.