Content Blackout: Blogger Protest against New Zealand’s Section 92A

Edit (2.23.09): The Enactment of Section 92 has now been put off until March 27. If no agreement is made by then the law will be scuttled.
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You may wonder: Why does a small-time U.S. food blogger care about New Zealand Law? The move is largely symbolic in my case.

  • Although I am primarily a food/photography blogger, I am an Information Professional by trade. Information Policy is one of my interests.
  • I am not a fan of the state copyright is in… in the U.S. and elsewhere. I care about balance in copyright.
  • I believe in due process per the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. A law like this, if applied here, would take that away in cases of alleged infringement.
  • I wouldn’t put it past lobbyists to propose such a law in the U.S.; the RIAA/MPAA already wants ISPs to serve as content cops.

If you know any New Zealanders, feel free to pass this along with impunity, though…


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Content will be back up (out of private post mode) before I sleep on Monday Night (US Eastern Time).

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About A. Random Hapa

Thirty-something. INFP. Librarian. Brain Tumor Survivor. Hobbyist Singer. Amateur Photographer. Foodie. Craft Beer Fan. Unrepentant geek.

Posted on February 22, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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