Our DVD-viewing rights – and much else besides – could be limited by the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
The last time New Zealand’s tech community mobilised to fight a threat to the openness of the internet, it resulted in blacked out websites and Twitter accounts and marches on Parliament. That was in 2009, when a heavy-handed proposed amendment to the Copyright Act aimed at combating internet piracy provoked outrage and spawned an activist campaign that spread virally. Within a month, the legislation had been shelved. The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act finally came into force last year, introducing the same “three strikes” provisions initially floated, but with several ...
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