Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Mar 2009 22:24 UTC
Google It might seem like a New Zealand-only story, but the recently proposed law in New Zealand that would force internet service providers to cut off web access for those accused of violating copyright law has led to an interesting statement from Google about the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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I agree with google's viewpoint
by boldingd on Thu 19th Mar 2009 23:10 UTC
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2009-02-19

Just to chip in, I also completely agree with the selected passage. I.P. laws can be both a benefit and a hindrance; they have to be carefully balanced. I wish the idea had more exposure, that an overly restrictive and draconian I.P. enforcement regime can have just as negative an effect as rampant piracy - or can easily be worse!

Oh, and in before someone points out google's obvious interest in the issue.

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