Monday, 23 March 2009

Victory in New Zealand

Remember the recent blackout protests in solidarity with internet campaigners in New Zealand?

Well now the NZ Prime Minister has stepped in to throw out the controversial Section 92A proposal, which would have forced ISPs to sever the internet connection of anybody accused of copyright infringement.

At last, a victory for civil liberties and no doubt the blackouts had at least some kind of role in getting across to the NZ government the widespread anger at such a draconian law.

Not only is it a victory for civil liberty groups, but it's a devastating blow for the copyright advocates who will seemingly stop at nothing to protect their precious profits, even if it means impinging the most basic tenet of law or stomping all over creativity.

Viva la revolucion!

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