DPF at Parliament

Jordan Carter and myself are appearing before the Commerce Select Committee (in Bowen House) at 11 am on Thursday to speak to InternetNZ’s submission on the Digital Copyright Bill.

The Copyright (New Technologies and Performers’ Rights) Amendment Bill sounds a very boring piece of law, but in fact its deals with issues that affect almost every NZer. And also very much the running of the Internet and how ISPs deal with copyright issues.

The bill is well intentioned but quite seriously flawed in its current state. Obviously we are hoping the select committee will make changes to preserve the good parts, and improve the not so good parts.