Story: Digital media and the internet

Cartoon about copyright law, 2008

Dylan Horrocks's cartoon expresses the response of many in the digital community to what they perceived to be the threat posed by the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Bill 2008. Section 92A of the initial bill provided for the disconnection of internet users who were alleged to have downloaded copyright material. Many critics, such as Horrocks, saw this as a huge overreaction which was driven by the financial power of the entertainment industry.

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Dylan Horrocks
Cartoon by Dylan Horrocks

A high resolution copy of the cartoon can be downloaded from Hicksville

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Russell Brown, 'Digital media and the internet - Law and regulation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/43457/cartoon-about-copyright-law-2008 (accessed 15 December 2017)

Story by Russell Brown, published 22 Oct 2014