Google says it, too, is worried about the possible implementation of a new anti-P2P law in New Zealand.
New Zealand, France and Britain are supporting entertainment cartel efforts to gain total control of how ‘product’ is distributed online, both agreeing to act as taxpayer-funded corporate copyright enforcers.
In a submission to New Zealand’s Telecommunications Carriers Forum, “Google said section 92a of the Copyright Act would undermine the ‘incredible social and economic benefits’ of the internet and was disproportionate to the problem it aimed to address,” said Google quoted by stuff.co.nz. Now, “With the passage of The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill by the New Zealand Parliament, Anonymous has launched a major operation to chastise the government of New Zealand for this act of, itsayIt works like a pairs the group
Operating under the flagship “Operation Payback”, Anonymous has targeted the domain of the New Zealand parliament for internet silence.Stay thea anonymous activists in a statement
On Saturday, April 30 at 23:59 UTC, the website was rendered inoperable by a successful denial of service effort.
In a video address published minutes before the attack Anonymous Declared,
“we shall never accept this, and nobody should.”Promising a continued large-scale effort, Anonymous is planning a sustained campaign which is likely to include activist action on the ground.
Security services protecting the parliament website were “confident [the] website will stand up”, with “adequate firewalls in place” .
However, like many organizations and individuals before them, the’ve committed the error of underestimating Anonymous. Unable to resist the anger of the masses, system administrators cut their own website off from international traffic soon after the attack began.
Just look “This effectively accomplished much of our work for us,” Said The activists Adding, “This cowardly act also demonstrated a willingness on part of the New Zealand governement to isolate themselves from the international community in order to maintain control over their citizenry.
Unwilling to confront their defeat, the security services promptly buried their head in the sand, denying that any attack ever took place. The extent of their humiliation became painfully obvious to everyone but them when an independent news source finally acknowledged an Anonymous victory .
In addition to the protests against the NZ parliament; Anonymous also protested the website of NZ FACT (New Zealand Federation against Copyright Theft) an organization which actively encourages the persuing of “file sharers” and encourages punitive punishments.
Service was denied to this website for over 10 hours and counting (at time of release).
Operation Payback is a long-standing Anonymous action, members of which have taken it upon themselves to defend freedom of information on the internet.
The operation was involved in the high-profile actions against Visa and Mastercard upon their withdrawal of support to Wikileaks.
Operation Payback has successfully challenged and in some cases destroyed legal firms and online security companies.Since the group, “The right to information is free, and New Zealand needs to be reminded of that. The new law is set to establish a “three strike” penalty, to help stamp out piraters and those that are “wrongdoers” in the eyes of the government. The “rightful owners” of the copyrighted information will notify your ISP’s, and your ISP’s will send you a letter of admonition. After three strikes, the copyright owner can take a claim to the Copyright Tribunal. There, a maximum fine of $15,000 can be placed upon you, or a six month hiatus from the internet. However, to take matters to uttermost stupidity, they have decided that if after 2 years many people are still illegally downloading, they will increase the maximum fine and suspension sentences. This law will also apply to cellular devices in the beginning of 2013.
New Zealand has just crossed the line. Anonymous can not and will not stand for this. I ask you, is the right to information not free? Are you telling me that I should pay $15,000 for a DvD that costs $20? That’s 750x the value. Do you think your petty attempts to stop the very people who created you will suffice? I think not. New Zealand, you now have the full attention of Anonymous. We will make a quick example of you.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forigve.
We do not forget.
3. Threat to bring down Parliament website taken seriously. NZ Hearald. Wednesday Apr 27, 2011.
4. Parliament’s site Under Attack: Hackers Claim Responsibility. Scoop. May 3, 2011.