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NEW ZEALAND is set to adopt a daft, draconian copyright infringement law next month, which will see Internet users summarily disconnected merely upon accusation that they've unlawfully shared copyrighted files, with no proof, due process or right of appeal involved.
Termed Section 92 of the Copyright Amendment Act, the outrageous Kiwi legislation makes the assumption that any Internet user in the country accused of copyright infringement will automatically be deemed guilty. Just the allegation requires that their ISP disconnect them.
Instigated at the behest of the RIANZ, New Zealand's Big Music MAFIAA analogue of the US-based RIAA, the law is currently scheduled to be put into force at the end of February.
Originally posted by NatureBoy
if i was a kiwi i would be accusing everyone involved in politics and media until the entire desision making class of the nation was really angry at the stupid new law and decided to remove it.