Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Success New Zealand! S92A has been scrapped!

"The Creative Freedom Foundation are celebrating tonight after National's announcement this afternoon that Section 92A will be scrapped, and that they will work towards finding an alternative. Chris Keall at the NBR reports: "Prime Minister John Key has announced that the government will throw out the controversial Section 92A of the Copyright Amendment Act and start again. Section 92A has been scrapped.". This is fantastic news, and it's great that Prime Minister John Key has taken a stand on this important issue. This draconian and naive law was originally championed by former-MP Labour's Judith Tizard. Now we need to help make some sensible copyright law that will protects artists and well as New Zealanders. The CFF are preparing to take part in this process. Today is a victory for New Zealanders - artists and non-artists alike. The CFF thanks everyone of you who supported this movement: we couldn't have done it without you!"

Well done "Creative Freedom Foundation" - we can make a difference if we try!

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Kathy said...

Leanne: I went to the website and signed the petition. I had NO IDEA this was going on in New Zealand. Nor did I know it was an issue that all artists need to be concerned about wherever we may live. Thank you for putting this on your blog! Information truly is power! You rock!


Margaret said...

Great news for all Leanne, very pleased NZ is taking a responsible attitude on this one. M