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Holding page for laws relating to copyright, IP, creative commons etc.
Clare Curran already has a bill on s92A.
That merely allows industries to choose not to follow it. If the media corporates can lean on the government for this, why wouldn't they lean on ISPs? A full repeal of section 92a is necessary.
I'm going to suggest a measure that enables people to pay an additional monthly fee ($5 - $10), typically via their ISP. This would be distributed to rights holders, via one or more collecting societies.
Having paid this fee, a person would be indemnified from prosecution or disconnection for personal sharing of computer files on a non-commercial basis. Commercial use, including advertising, would not be covered.
Those not paying the fee (for instance, commercial users who do not permit file sharing) would remain subject to prosecution / disconnection if found to be sharing files.
I put this in - very tentative form which needs lawyering (!)
Note this doesn't remove S92A - it gives people the ability to avoid action under it by paying a fee.
It's really intended to be a compromise:
- end users get to engage in personal file sharing, but it isn't Stallmanesque copyright abolition
- rights holders get some dollars, but not the ability to block off all infringing use