Internet Blackout NZ

MCMSunday, February 15, 2009

New Zealand's new Copyright Law presumes 'Guilt Upon Accusation' and will Cut Off Internet Connections without a trial. CreativeFreedom.org.nz is against this unjust law - help us

It's a big and complicated issue, but I think anyone with half a brain can appreciate it: there's a new law in New Zealand due on February 28 that "calls for internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held up to court scrutiny". It's basically creating a digital version of the Salem Witch Trials, except the accusers tend to be foreign interests.

It's absurd that this kind of law could even be considered, but since it HAS, there's a protest against it online. Black out your gravatars, your websites and anything else you can. If not to change the state of affairs in New Zealand, at least to show your local elected officials that this isn't the kind of legislation they want to be imitating at home.

1889.ca will stay as black as I can make it until February 23.

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