Solidarity with Kiwi Internetters
Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-02-20
A reminder about solidarity with our kiwi cousins who are facing their own heavy-handed internet clampdown, so are blacking out facebook/myspace/twitter profiles (and their blogs if they can get to stylesheets) by Monday, when new copyright laws come into action.
It’s basically guilt by accusation, having your internet connection pulled, and no due process if someone "reports" you as a file-sharer of something someone doesn’t like – mainly to suit the big media companies.
My facebook profile is blacked out, I’ve joined Creative Freedom Foundation on Facebook, and urge you to do something similar.
The "Blackout" is supported by New Zealand media creators.
Coming to an Australian internet connection near you… probably