Throughout our in-depth coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), we’ve been mentioning some of the many protests that have emerged. While we covered a few of these, we decided to look at some of the other protests that have occurred in other countries as well.
Heated rhetoric has been fired at those who oppose the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand. One business leader blasted the world-wide anti-TPP movement as just people who are “anti-American”.
It’s a move that is being seen as “chilling” for free speech and democracy. Reports are surfacing that New Zealand police are knocking on known TPP protesters doors. The news comes less than a week before the apparent signing ceremony in that country.
Auckland, New Zealand. That city may be ground zero for where the final fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will take place if New Zealand officials get what they want. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, all 12 countries will partake in a signing ceremony.
By Drew Wilson Another person in New Zealand was fined under the New Zealand Three Strikes Law (or Skynet). This time, it was a member of the armed forces accused of downloading unauthorized works. He was fined $255.97 after receiving his third strike notice. The problem? He was serving his country in Afghanistan when the […]
By Drew Wilson Some media outlets are picking a fight with the Australian government thanks to proposed laws that would increase oversight in the media. The government’s move was triggered by the phone hacking scandal in Britain. While a lot of attention was focused on regulations, the debate has taken a bizarre twist in which […]
By Drew Wilson One of the main theories behind the three strikes law is that it would reduce piracy and stop the decline of music sales in the marketplace. France is one of the countries that first put a three strikes law in place for copyright infringement though HADOPI back in 2009. Fast forward to […]
By Drew Wilson The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) finally convicted its first file-sharer under the now tested New Zealand three strikes law. While RIANZ may be feeling satisfied it got a result, the money spent may raise some questions over the effectiveness of such a law. We’ve been covering the developments of […]
By Drew Wilson New Zealand is the latest in a growing list of countries convicting alleged copyright infringers over so-called three strikes laws. The accused denies involvement in every single accusation, but received a fine under the now tested law. Earlier this month, we reported that the New Zealand three strikes law was going to […]
By Drew Wilson Kim Dotcom’s problems with the record labels isn’t just limited to anything that is related to the shutdown of MegaUpload. With the launch of a new service called “Mega” just days away, Dotcom got ads to air on a radio station. But the music industry wasn’t thrilled just with the idea of […]