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The politics of the internet in New Zealand

If you’re a kiwi you should be outraged.
Even if you’re not a Kiwi you should still be outraged.

Right this very second Parliament is meeting under urgency to determine our rights to internet access.

Right THIS VERY SECOND Parliament is effectively making every New Zealander who has downloaded ANYTHING a criminal.
How does that make you feel?

Do you like your new title? Criminal.
How dare you inadvertently break the law, what with your sharing photos of your graduation with your gran. How dare you share songs that you like with your friends, even if they’re creative commons. How dare you think that internet is damn near a human right in this supposedly first world country.

Now obviously, as a geeky kid who damn near lives on the internet, I’m going to be full of emotional rage about the very idea of my lifeline being cut off.
But I’m not the only one. Not by a long shot. Continue reading


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