Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Zealand Copywrong Song

The New Zealand organisation CreativeFreedom have released a song called CopyWrong along with a film and audio remix competition.

The song protests the introduction of s92A of the NZ Copyright Act which is due to commence at the end of the month and which sees the introduction of a graduated response policy whereby repeat offenders (how that term will be defined is yet to be seen) will be disconnected from the internet for copyright infringements.

New Zealand will become the first country in the world with an operational three strikes policy. Last week protesters delivered an e-petition against the amendment with over 12,000 signatories, and a hard copy petition with 148 names on it, to the United Future party leader. Other action includes a plan to turn icons, websites, facebook and other profile pictures black in protest of the introduction of the law.

More Information:
ZDNet, New Zealand copyright protest blockades parliament (19 February 2009) <> at 22 February 2009

The Register, Kiwis go all black over copyright enforcement laws (17 February 2009) <> at 21 February 2009

ZeroPaid, New Zealand Websites Go Black in Protest of Copyright Legislation (18 February 2009) <> at 21 February 2009

EFF Deeplinks, New Zealand Goes All Black Against Three Strikes Call To Action (17 February 2009) <> at 21 February 2009

ArsTechnica, Kiwis get strict copyright, three-strikes law at month's end (3 February 2009) <> at 4 February 2009

TechDirt, New Zealand Gov't Refuses To Remove 'Guilt Upon Accusation' Clause In Copyright Act (30 January 2009) <> at 31 January 2009

ZeroPaid, FAST Supports New Zealand's Three-Strikes Plan for File-Sharers (13 January 2009) <> at 15 January 2009

NZ Herald, ISPs tread risky path with new rules on piracy (9 January 2009) <> at 12 January 2009

TechDirt, Musicians In New Zealand Protesting 'Guilt Upon Accusation' Plan (6 January 2009) <> at 7 January 2009

ArsTechnica, Kiwis rally opposition to NZ copyright bill (6 January 2009) <> at 7 January 2009

NetGuide, Petition to fight copyright law change (5 January 2009) <> at 7 January 2009

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