Anti-Piracy Measures Could See NZ Libraries Switch Off Internet Access

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Anti-Piracy measures in New Zealand could change its libraries forever.

Governments around the world are trying to figure out ways of cutting down on piracy. Some governments have already implemented controversial monitoring and three-strike rules. Such rules may look like they solve the issue in theory, but its a very different outcome in practice.

France was one of the first places to attempt to implement the three-strike rule, which sees an Internet connection represented by an IP address monitored through an ISP. If an infringement is identified a strike is given, get three strikes and the connection is terminated and/or you face prosecution or fines. However, it never made it past the French National Assembly…

But that same system has made it into law for New Zealand, and will be turned on come September…

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