#blackout trending again after extended break.... just in time to get rush through under urgency...

posted 13 Apr 2011, 20:53 by Jess Maher   [ updated 14 Apr 2011, 02:33 by James Williamson ]

Getting up to speed quickly, stuff.co.nz was one of the first news channels to pick up on the story yesterday...  but I have to say, you gotta love the URL for this story  -
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4882838/government-is-totally-fucked


But as many would know, this is not the first time NZ internet users have "blackout" in protest of internet privacy laws.. In fact, I noticed this after that the Creative Freedom page must have been getting a few hits and maybe people confused on their site as they added the following Note to the top of their page ...  

     NOTE: This page is from 2008. It is not applicable to the 2011 law.


And actually appear to have since re-launched the site... http://creativefreedom.org.nz/

While the topic was "trending" on Twitter since debates began last night (see some of our other posts on the topic, from James or myself here), the traditional media streams, particularly TV news, kept this one very quiet... of course by the time the traditional TV media caught up, the bill had already been passed... 




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