Andrew writes, "The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has launched their Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill.
The Bill was launched on a crowdsourced platform where members of the public are given the opportunity to shape these emerging rights and freedoms.
This is the first time a Bill has been crowdsourced by a political party in New Zealand.
The Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill proposes:"
1. Ten Internet Rights and Freedoms including the right to access and net neutrality; the right to encryption technology; and the right to privacy including the right to be forgotten online
2. Establishment of an Internet Rights Commissioner, as part of the Human Rights Commission, to allow New Zealanders to seek effective remedies for human rights violations online
3. A Chief Technology Officer for New Zealand similar in scope to the role of Chief Science Advisor to champion the Internet economy
4. A call for New Zealand to support a global Internet Rights Treaty
To view or participate in the Bill's drafting, go to http://www.internetrightsbill.org.nz/
NZ Greens Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill | Gareth Hughes MP
Timothy writes, “Diego Gómez is a Colombian conservation biologist. When he was a college student, he shared a single research paper online so that others could read and learn from it, just as he did. Diego was criminally prosecuted for copyright infringement, and faced up to 8 years in prison.”
The good people at Fight for the Future established OPERATION COMCASTROTURF to help you figure out if your stolen identity was used to file fake anti-net-neutrality comments with the FCC, but Comcast wants them shut down, and it’s prepared to commit barratry to get its way.
Every Ozimal digirabbit in the venerable virtual world Second Life will starve to death (well, permanent hibernation) this week because a legal threat has shut down their food-server, and the virtual pets are designed so that they can only eat DRM-locked food, so the official food server’s shutdown has doomed them all.
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