Protest in the Twitter-verse

I am particularly interested in the use of social media and online channels for activism.

I just found out about a protest of sorts which is happening on Twitter in response to a new law in NZ. (Section 92A)

“The law stipulates that internet service providers (ISPs) “adopt and reasonably implement a policy that provides for termination, in appropriate circumstances of the account of a repeat [copyright] infringer” — likely a three-strikes policy that ultimately results in the internet disconnection of a user.

This language — which makes it possible for users that illegally swap files online to lose internet access without a trial — led filesharing advocates to dub the law “Guilty Upon Accusation.” It goes into effect on February 28″

[ SRC: Marekting Vox]

I have already started seeing some blacked out avatars on Twitter.

New Zealand's new Copyright Law presumes 'Guilt Upon Accusation' and will Cut Off Internet Connections without a trial. Join the black out protest against it!

There is a non-profit group set up called Creative Freedom with a web site set up where you can download avatars for your Bebo, FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter profiles plus downloadable banner adverts. The site also shows information about off-line real world protests.

There is also a downloadable mp3 titled “The Copywrong Song“.


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