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[News] Big Protest in New Zealand Against MAFIAA's 'Intellectual' Abuse, Invasion

  • Subject: [News] Big Protest in New Zealand Against MAFIAA's 'Intellectual' Abuse, Invasion
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 04:44:19 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Today's webtip: Blackouts and Bandits

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| You can turn your icon black, send a few links, try to shake up your friends, 
| and maybe educate or at least awake a few other individuals to the issues 
| that are waiting to gobble us all up, but in the end, that's it. The fight 
| against the European and Canadian DMCA and the various software patent 
| campaigns have shown that in the end, the industry can wait you out. We might 
| be able to hold them off for one round, maybe even score the odd win or two, 
| but they will just keep coming back for more. They have deeper pockets and a 
| more unified front than the end user (I think they used to be called 
| citizens) does.        


New Zealand copyright protest blockades parliament

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| The fight over the controversial amendments to New Zealand's copyright law is 
| heating up. 
| Thursday at noon, some 120 protesters descended upon the parliament in the 
| capital, Wellington, and handed over an e-petition against the amendments 
| with over 12,000 signatories, and a traditional one with 148 names, to the 
| United Future party leader Peter Dunne.   



New Zealand Goes Black

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| The previous government in New Zealand enacted an amendment to the Copyright
| Act that required ISPs to have a policy to disconnect users after repeated
| accusations of infringement, over the objections of technologists.


RIAA lies exposed

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| THE RIAA HAS BEEN OUTED as a lying toad as it claimed in a letter sent out on
| December 23rd last year that it was discontinuing lawsuits when in fact, this
| was simply not the case.
| Mitch Bainwol’s letter to the Congressional Committees claimed that the
| Recording Industry Association of America "discontinued initiating new
| lawsuits in August."


RIAA and BSA's Favorite Lawyers Taking Top Department of Justice Posts

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| RIAA-fan Biden's influence in the Obama administration may be larger than
| anticipated, at least when it comes to file sharing: His good pals with RIAA
| and BSA connections keep getting Department of Justice's seats.
| According to CNET, "President Obama is continuing to fill the senior ranks of
| the U.S. Department of Justice with the copyright industry's favorite
| lawyers" with the selection of Donald Verrilli, from the Verrilli Family, el
| Señor Presidente's latest acquisition.


Obama names Doerr, Phillips to economic board

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| Two Silicon Valley leaders have been appointed by President Obama to a
| 16-person committee that's charged with offering economic advice during what
| has become an unusually sharp and deep recession.
| John Doerr, the billionaire venture capitalist at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield
| & Byers, is one. Doerr was involved in funding companies including Google,
| Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems, and Cypress Semiconductor; he currently serves
| on the board of companies including Amazon and Google and has recently turned
| his attention to green tech.
| Charles Phillips, the president of Oracle, is another. Phillips became
| president in May 2003 and previously was with Morgan Stanley's Institutional
| Securities Division. He's a Linux aficionado and said in 2005: "On demand is
| the future of software for many years to come and we are building it on
| Linux."

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