Creative Freedom

Update: viA PAS and Twitter 4:18pm


Government announces delay in 92A enactment until March 29. If no agreement by then, it will be suspended.
Hat-tip: MsBehaviour on Twitter.

My reading is that this puts pressure on the owners’ lobby to deal.

Even if agreement reached, government to monitor first six months and review.” from Hard News

More progress podcast from Sean Plunket on Radio NZ  Sean Plunkett on Radio NZ talks to the Commerce Minister.

The Contents of this post have been restricted until Feb 24 to protest against the new New Zealand Guilt Upon Accusation law ‘Section 92A’ that calls for internet disconnection based on accusation.


Earlier background

Lessig Reviewed on Public Address

“Copyright must change”, was the main thrust of Lessig’s argument. Carrying on as we are is not an option. If change had happened 10 or 15 years ago, file-sharing could’ve made musicians millions. Instead, they’ve seen not a cent. Artists live through exposure, and fans want to share the love. Harness that passion, rather than trying to suppress it. Don’t raise the next generation under a mantle of oppression that seeks to mute their expression of “the songs of the day.” Creativity will flourish with or without changes, but right now the system is designed for a different time and different challenges. It doesn’t encourage, in fact actively discourages, new expressions.”

Later posts on NZ Copyright

Blackout Bingo

Mark Harris contains Background on select committee process and Official Information

Lawrence Lessig (38:45) was interviewed on Radio NZ by Kim Hill on 21st of Jan 2009 Podcast here titled Copyright and Corruption