Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Zealand Copyright Legislation

It's happening in New Zealand, and I suspect only a matter of time before we get this same idiotic legislation here in Australia...

Katrina Shanks, a member of New Zealand's National Party, obviously has no idea what she is talking about. To equate all file sharing with illegal activity/copyright infringement is just plain lunacy. For example, the Khan Academy has recently announced that they will now distribute their educational videos via peer-to-peer networks. TED are also now using BitTorrent for distibuting videos of their amazing talks.

I'd love to hear what you think about this idiotic speech?