Consumers robbed again in cartel swoop on their digital/online rights.http://www.zeropaid.com/news/9796/New+Zealand+Braces+for+Amended+Copyright+Law+to+Take+Effect
Among the amendments to the Copyright Act of 1994 are that ISPs will be required to disconnect "repeat infringers" and music fans can only burn 1 album copy per listening device, and must always retain the original.
New Zealand's Associate Commerce Minister Judith Tizard has announced that recent amendments to the Copyright Act of 1994 will soon take effect. The amendments are intended to help ensure that New Zealand's copyright law "reflects current advances in digital technology."
Tizard said that the Act will come into force as a whole on October 31st, 2008 with the exception of section 92A which comes into force on February 28th, 2009. She said the reason for the delay is to enable rights holders and ISPs time to reach an agreement on how it can be effectively implemented.
Copyright holders are naturally happy with the amendments and are counting the days until it takes effect and safeguards their bottom line.
You,ll notice that the rights the NZ govt have decided to allow folks are virtually unenforceable due to DRM and other anti consumer technologies so once again we see a rigged game where politicians sell you out to the highest bidder for retirement "donations" whilst ensuring Joe Public is taxed and milked even further by the greediest cartel in the world, the time for protest is surely at hand.