New Zealand illegal download law fails

Posted in: Government & Policy at 27/09/2011 18:36

A new law introducing fines of up to $15,000 for people who illegally download movies and music from the internet has so far proven ineffective.

Internet usage dropped by about 10 per cent the week the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011, aimed at a practice known as bittorrenting, came into effect on September 1.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/5691639/Illegal-download-law-fails
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/5691639/Can-t-stop-the-music-or-that-brand-new-episode

Also see:

Lawyer explains how to bypass file-sharing Act
While making a security-themed presentation on the new Copyright (Infringing File-Sharing) Amendment Act in Wellington, lawyer Michael Wigley was brief beyond the expectations of his audience.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/lawyer-explains-how-to-bypass-file-sharing-act

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