New Zealand’s new Copyright Law presumes ‘Guilt Upon Accusation’

I’ve just become aware of some major proposed changes in NZ law that will have a huge impact on artists, businesses and general members of the public: basically anyone that uses the internet.

Section 92 of the Copyright Amendment Act assumes Guilt Upon Accusation and forces the termination of internet connections and websites without evidence, without a fair trial and without punishment for any false accusations of copyright infringement. We should speak out against injustices like Guilt Upon Accusation being done in the name of artists and protecting creativity.

The countdown is on: we have until 28 February 2009 to influence government.

An organisation called the Creative Freedom Foundation has been set up to specifically represent artists’ voices on these issues. Check out their website,, sign up and help our MPs make an informed decision about S92!

One Response to “New Zealand’s new Copyright Law presumes ‘Guilt Upon Accusation’”

  1. mungo says:

    This is but one of many globalist authoritarian laws about to be rammed down NZrs throats, stay alert and informed.

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