[Cc-nz] Copyright Act 2008 and ACTA
PamM at tekotago.ac.nz
Thu Sep 25 17:44:15 EDT 2008
In reply to Strypey's BTW . I was wondering if anyone had made submissions on ACTA. Officially they closed in July but there is to be another round of consultation after negotiations conclude in 2009! If you are interested in you can contact George.Wardle at med.govt.nz with your concerns. This doesn't affect licencing per se but without net neutrality we could all end up singing in the wind anyway. With the Amendments to the Copyright Act 2008 due to take affect in Octboer, I whink we should be making a considered stand for the Fair Use and Education Exemptions we managed to hold on to over that protracted negotiation period. Also from what I read ACTA is acting outside of WIPO and it is a plurilateral not a multilateral treaty proposed - a divide and conquer by stealth number.
Ever use Skype or peer-to-peer networks? Have you Ever excercised your exemptions of Fair USE over any material anywhere on the internet? Here are some other submissions if you don't know why it has potential to be a problem.
and this from Colin Jackson <http://it.gen.nz/2008/07/10/your-rights-on-the-internet-at-stake/>
Project Technician Creative Technologies Group
Otago School of Art
>>> strypes <strypey at riseup.net> 26/09/2008 1:39 a.m. >>>
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