by Mike Masnick
Fri, Aug 6th 2010 7:34am
We've covered the ongoing debates in New Zealand over the proposed three strikes law in the latest copyright reform bill. There are many, many people who are quite concerned about any sort of three strikes law -- which is why the earlier version was scrapped and the process was restarted. However, there are still some who think that it doesn't even go far enough. Lots of you have been submitted TorrentFreak's story about recent hearings about the bill where one group, the New Zealand Law Society, says that rather than a "disconnection" for three strikes, users should get a full internet ban. There's no indication that anyone in the government is seriously considering such a proposal, but it's really a rather startling suggestion. It ignores (as do basic three strikes laws), just how prevalent internet access has become in our lives. Talk about the punishment going way beyond the "crime."
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