New Zealand Temporarily Backs Down From Controversial Copyright Law
from the let's-see-what-happens-next dept
It looks like the widespread protests against New Zealand’s awful copyright law have finally made government officials recognize that something is wrong. They’ve agreed to delay the implementation of the new law for up to a month — as the government is hoping that ISPs can come up with a “code of practice” to help deal with copyright infringement online. What’s not explained (at all) is why this should somehow be the ISPs responsibility at all. Still, it’s good to see that New Zealand politicians are finally recognizing that this is an important issue, and they can’t just claim it was a few geeks who were concerned about it.