New Zealand Politicians Who Supported Three Strikes Law Two Months Ago Now Worried It Violates Civil Rights
from the now-you-notice? dept
We were both amused and disturbed (though, more disturbed) when New Zealand politicians rushed through a "three strikes" law that they very clearly did not understand. The situation has become even more tragically comic, following the recent UN report that said such laws are a violation of civil rights. In response to that report, it appears that the same political party who was very much in favor of the three strikes law back in April is now arguing that it's a problem and the law needs to be reformed:
In response to the report New Zealand’s Labour communications spokeswoman Clare Curran said it’s “time for a complete review of our copyright laws.” She says that she agrees with La Rue’s conclusions that Internet disconnection violates international law.Maybe she should have thought of that before her party voted the bill into law... Either way, we're happy that the party has come around and hope that it will, in fact, live up to this statement and look to repeal such a draconian law that was clearly a product of US lobbyists, rather than what was in the best interest of New Zealand citizens and society.