New Zealand net piracy: prove innocence or face fine

People who breach copyright through illegal file-sharing could be fined up to $15,000 or have their internet connection cut off – and the onus will be on them to prove they are not guilty.The entertainment industry hopes the law will scare people out of downloading songs or video through sites such as Pirate Bay.The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill passed its third reading yesterday, ending two years of heated discussion and an online “blackout” protest on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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