Firstly, thanks for the support that has come through on the list lately -
we really appreciate it!
It's been a hard slog, but we are certainly feeling optimistic about the
future for creativity in NZ.
I thought you might be interested to hear about our next plan, and I look
forward to reading your feedback on it.
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Wednesday 25 March, 2009*
CFF announce aims to help 'Fix *Section 92'*
The *Creative Freedom Foundation* (CFF) welcomes the government's decision
to stop S92A coming into force as originally written on March 27th, and to
work towards a replacement section.
CFF Director Bronwyn Holloway-Smith says *“We have said throughout the
process of pushing for S92's repeal that there is a considerable issue with
copyright infringement online. S92 was not the way to fix this, so we have
been working on a draft that we hope will sensibly deal with the issue,
while retaining New Zealander's fundamental right to due process.”*
The document has been released today on the CFF website
<http://www.creativefreedom.org.nz/> under the
title “Fix Section 92” and is open for immediate public submission.
“*We encourage New Zealand artists, and the wider public to make submissions
on this draft document and are we look forward to working with everyone who
would have been affected by S92A towards a sensible and workable
alternative”*** Holloway-Smith further states.
At the core of the draft document is the idea of an additional branch to the
existing Copyright Tribunal specifically for these disputes, an adoption of
the internationally popular *notice-and-notice* model, and a variety of
sanctions. This aims to be an efficient resolution to copyright infringement
in an online environment.