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Blackout post-mortem [Feb. 23rd, 2009|06:55 pm]
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In case anyone is wondering: no, I didn't delete my journal yesterday. I just made the entries private and set all the colours to #000000. This was all part of a protest against section 92A of the Copyright Act, which requires internet providers to disconnect customers upon receipt of an unsubstantiated allegation of copyright infringement.

This isn't about piracy or anything. This is about due process, and the presumption of innocence.

The good news is, the implementation of this section of the Act has been delayed for a month.

And if anyone has a problem with the internet, they should reflect upon the fact that without the Internet, there would be one fewer Headless Chickens CDs in California, one fewer Look Blue Go Purple CDs in Florida, and one fewer Able Tasmans CDs in Canada.

From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-23 09:23 am (UTC)
That legislation seems like a sledgehammer to crack a nut!
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[User Picture]From: thealmondtree
2009-02-23 09:24 am (UTC)
Sorry, that comment was me. Darn thing somehow logged me out.
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2009-02-23 10:19 pm (UTC)
Unless you've got macadamia nuts or black walnuts. Sledgehammers are not entirely unreasonable with those nuts... unlike this law. {Lop-sided Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: baphnedia
2009-02-23 03:55 pm (UTC)
That sounds like something that could go into the Poop Group...
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2009-02-23 10:16 pm (UTC)
Well, the delay is a step in the right direction. I hope they follow it with a repeal ASAP! {SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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