Partly because I’ve got a link with New Zealand music (because of my remixes for Pitch Black), and partly because I think the new laws stink, I’ve joined The New Zealand Internet Blackout to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law ‘Section 92A’ that calls for internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held up to court scrutiny. This is due to come into effect on February 28th unless immediate action is taken by the National Party.
The webiste Creative Freedom says “Join thousands of New Zealanders already against this law by blacking out your Facebook photo, your websites, your Myspace pages, your Twitter account, in protest against this unjust new law that may come into effect on February 28.” There are over 5,000 signatures to the petition on the site already. If you’re a Twitterer, please include the #blackout tag to your Tweets!
My Twitter profile and blog have been changed to reflect the “Blackout” theme! If you want to get involved with this protest, go to the following link and get some more info!