Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lucia Pulling the plug on the internet

Can this Government get any worse? Probably.

A bill that could see internet users have their access cut off if they repeatedly share copyright material has been passed by Parliament.

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill, which aims to stamp out internet piracy, passed by 111 votes to 11 this morning.

It was supported by all parties except the Greens and independent MPs Chris Carter and Hone Harawira.

It makes me wonder if malicious targeting of problematic individuals to the Government could occur by simply pointing out that what I've posted above is a breach of copyright.

Very, very worrying.

Related link: Controversial internet file sharing law passed

1 comment(s):

I.M Fletcher said...

Big brother comes to NZ. I seriously don't know who to vote for in the coming election. They're all as bad as one another.

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