by Mike Masnick
Wed, Nov 3rd 2010 7:04pm
For a few years now, we've covered the fight in New Zealand about implementing a three strikes policy. The latest version includes a special "copyright tribunal" to review the various cases... and also a bit of a sneaky way to pretend it's not really a three strikes proposal. That's because three strikes will only kick in at a later date, if it's determined that warning letters alone didn't decrease file sharing. Of course, that seems unlikely, so it will likely still be a three strikes policy, but this way they can pretend it's not really about three strikes. Sneaky. Also, it's worth pointing out that the law appears to still hold account holders liable for any actions done on their local network, which seems pretty ridiculous.
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