Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Kiwi that Could Fly

New Zealand is hardly a major world power. It's population is only 3.9 million and its GDP is only USD $98.9 billion at last report. But it is a highly respected, innovative and fiercely independent common law nation.

Its decision to quickly repeal a "three strikes" internet copyright regime even before it could come into effect is getting a lot of attention, since it could empower other countries to stand up to the lobbying of the USTR and its corporate stakeholders.

For MSM coverage, see the LA Times, CBC, and BillBoard.

The CBC piece, in particular, notes the potential international ramifications.


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