By Nicola Grigg
It's sad that it's just not the US where corporations have taken over the gov't and legal system.
This law was forced through under emergency legislation after the Christchurch earthquake. It was bought and paid for by the RIAA.
"John Key is a weak willed smarmy twat who would suck any corporate dick presented to him."
SOLUTION AND PROTIP
This law only covers torrenting. Word on the tubes is there are other methods. Also, if the user was using a proxy that put their download location out of NZ, then the copyright holder would not be protected by this law.
"as of this very moment they actually have no way of policing this law, they never set up proper ways to monitor it because the ISP'S essentially forgot about it(This is what I have been told from an insider in Telecom.) Its being pushed in the media as scare tactics currently but that is all. They will have proper ways to monitor it in a months time roughly.
Second, the law Is only for torrents.. rapidshare,mediafire,hotfile etc etc are all fine to use.. warez-bb(cough, cough)
There is plenty of work a rounds, just make sure your stupid siblings know and use them.
One other thing, The isp's are only monitoring what they are told to monitor, basically new movies and music releases.
We are a sample nation, good for testing new laws like this because of our varied ethnic diversity, location and standing with larger nations(everyone's bitch)."