US Gov pressures New Zealand on copyright infringement laws

US Gov pressures New Zealand on copyright infringement laws.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/[/newsimage]In 2008 New Zealand politicians attempted to pass a three strikes law allowing users to be booted offline under <strong>accusations </strong><em> of copyright infringement.  After massive outcry from the public and ISPs, Section 92A of the copyright law was suspended and promised a redraft.   The suspension of Section 92A immediately grabbed the attention of the US government.  A leaked cable from May 2009 shows the US government stressing the necessity of expedited development of copyright laws and offering NZ assistance in formulating them.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/us-gov-pressures-new-zealand-on-copyright-infringement-laws-44171/](http://www.myce.com/news/us-gov-pressures-new-zealand-on-copyright-infringement-laws-44171/)


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Having the USA write NZ’s copyrights laws is like asking the Devil to be the Godfather of your child.

[QUOTE=UTR;2587043]Having the USA write NZ’s copyrights laws is like asking the Devil to be the Godfather of your child.[/QUOTE]
I’m sure that New Zealand requested the US copyright reformers to come in and mess up their laws. It’s not like NZ has any higher priorities or anything …

This reminds me of a joke …
What can a goose do, a duck can’t do, and a lawyer should do?
Stick his bill up his ar$e.

And that goes for copyright bills too.

Sounds like all the RIAA/MPAA buy-outs (lobbying) of Congress has worked!