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NZL Govt Rushes Thru Controversial Anti-Piracy Law

kitanai Ashamed to be Kiwi (162 comments)

I'm very disappointed in this law, and ashamed to be kiwi. The three main things I'm against is: a) The law goes against a basic principle of our justice system which is "innocent until proven guilty" b) It was pushed through parliament by a process which circumvents most of our democratic protections c) It still doesn't deal with the fact that account holder != computer != person I was involved in the consultation for the first version of this law, and the process for the notices is a horrible convoluted pass-the-buck around ISPs due to the issues surrounding IP ownership vs the end relationship with the customer, which is further complicated due to our privacy laws. I've always said that the law was akin to charging the owner of a car with a hit-and-run when they weren't the driver. Shame on you NZ Parliament!

more than 3 years ago
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Cutting Prices Is the Only Way To Stop Piracy

kitanai If it were cheaper, I'd buy it (620 comments)

Individual songs are so cheap on iTunes I never pirate music and I'm extremely happy to pay. If I could get e-book rentals for two weeks, movie rentals a week, and episodes at the same time as they air in the USA for $1 I've give them even more of my money! Buying movies in iTunes for $5, and being able to buy them at the same time as they come out in the cinema for around $10 would be great too.

more than 3 years ago
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Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums

kitanai Re:trying to imagine... (833 comments)

I'm just going to put your experience down to horde boys being more immature :-P For the Alliance!

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums

kitanai Re:trying to imagine... (833 comments)

You actually get that? I'm female and play WoW, and those episodes have been so few and far between it wasn't worth worrying. Although my guild leader did want nekkid pics.

more than 4 years ago
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NZ MPs Outlaw Satire of Parliament

kitanai Re:I dunno what to say (282 comments)

I know what to say. As a New Zealander I am ashamed of this law. We used to be one of the most democratic and least corrupt countries in the world. Every day, we move a little further away........

more than 7 years ago

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kitanai kitanai writes  |  more than 7 years ago

kitanai (966388) writes "The New Zealand Parliament has passed into law a new bill which will see electronic advertisers required to provide accurate information about their identity as well as clear opt-out information. From the release from the Beehive: "The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 aims to prevent New Zealand becoming a haven for spammers.......It applies to all emails, texts and instant messages that market or promote goods, services, and other schemes of a commercial or dishonest nature. "."

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