If anyone is reading the act linked to above, the relevant section is "Section 226 Technical Prevention Measures".
This has part b as follows.
(b)for the avoidance of doubt, does not include a process, treatment, mechanism, device, or system to the extent that, in the normal course of operation, it only controls any access to a work for non-infringing purposes (for example, it does not include a process, treatment, mechanism, device, or system to the extent that it controls geographic market segmentation by preventing the playback in New Zealand of a non-infringing copy of a work)
This is commonly interpreted as allowing a user to break DRM so that a DVD from a different zone can be played in New Zealand (i.e. a legitimately purchased DVD from a different country, via Amazon or another vendor).
That is why I can require a home electronics vendor to "multizone" a DVD player before I leave the store.
Maybe I don't understand the US system, but how do they link a vehicle plate to delinquent property taxes?
Do you have to register your plates when you own property, or do they assume if the address for the vehicle is the same as a delinquent property, they're linked? If you're renting a property, could your vehicle be clamped or seized if your landlord owes property taxes?
Back in the late 1980s, the French Government thought they could enter NZ, commit an act of terrorism (the Rainbow Warrior) and get out without the NZ police being able to do anything! The NZ police did solve the case, arrested two agents and issued international arrest warrents for the remainder!
Now the US government thinks they can run roughshod over NZ law, like they do to everyone else, in their "do as I say, not as I do" hypocritical attitude! This time, the NZ Judiciary is proving that they will stand up to the rule of law, unfortunately, the police have become enthralled by the stories from the US authorities!
Good to see the US being shown that their laws don't apply all over the world (how many US citizens think their constitution covers them outside the US anyway?)!
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