PM announces copyright law suspension
It's difficult to find fault with John Key's pragmatism today. This is my transcript from the PM's presser:
"There's been some debate in the last week about section 92A -
Cabinet this morning decided to do the following, that is:
1. There will be a delay in the implementation of section 92A until Friday the 27th of March. We are hoping that by that time agreement can be finalised on the voluntary code of practice. If by the 27th of March the voluntary code of practice hasn't been agreed by the parties then section 92A will be suspended. Assuming that voluntary code of conduct can be reached by the 27th of March then there will be a review in six months time to reflect on whether the law is working satisfactorily. - so that's basically it."
These codes must include robust verification and rights of defence for any person in NZ that supposedly harms the interests of Hollywood and the corporates that control the copyright business.