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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Skynet’s Law Changes Fail to Respect Human Rights. Still
« on: July 13, 2011, 05:24:02 pm »
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New Zealand Government posted details on its controversial “Skynet” file- sharing law which and how it’s going to be implemented; however, they missed out on explaining why this project still fails to protect human rights, as Green Party reports.

As a solution for infringing copyright three times, the Minister of Commerce has been given the power to enact internet termination.

Gareth Hughes – Green Party’s ICT spokesman – said that ever since this law was passed, the UN agreed that terminating one’s internet come into conflict with one’s basic human rights.

“When they passed the law, many in the Government clearly didn’t understand what they were voting for,” Mr. Hughes said.

“But after the UN subsequently came out saying terminating someone’s internet access violates their rights, I hoped the Government would realize its folly and make the necessary changes. Sadly, the details released today show that’s not the case.”

He also added:
“You’d be found guilty just by being accused. And if you are accused, you’ll have to prove your innocence. To make it worse, the Government still hasn’t outlined how you could do that.”

The decision to forbid ISPs to fully recover the cost of processing complaints would see internet charges for New Zealanders increase, he said.

Hughes also pointed out that the law’s details were released only six weeks before its implementation in September. He adds that the Government ignored the “zero dollar fine” solution against people found guilty for downloading foreign copyrighted content that was otherwise unavailable in New Zealand.

“This would be a great way to encourage copyright owners to make their content available in New Zealand sooner.”

"The UN agreed that terminating one’s internet come into conflict with one’s basic human rights ...... UN subsequently came out saying terminating someone’s internet access violates their rights"

Innocent until proved guilty seems to be a thing of the past in the eyes of some governments. Protecting a basic principle of law is an urgent requirement, even requiring a higher priority than the profits of entertainment companies.  ;)

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Re: Skynet’s Law Changes Fail to Respect Human Rights. Still
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 06:00:37 pm »
....they really called this thing 'skynet' ??

they have seen the 'terminator' movies in NZ right?

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