NZ on Air Spooked by Political Interference

We are jealous of our reputation as a politically neutral and impartial agency and put considerable effort into protecting that reputation. We take pains to ensure that we do not put ourselves in a position where we can be accused of political bias.

Tom Frewen’s dissection of NZOA’s derangement.  The irony is Jane, that this attempt to prevent broadcast of material that might upset the incumbent party is completely biased and not politically neutral, now is it?

Against Monopoly

In short, why should public moneys be spent to guarantee ever higher, not to say exorbitant, returns to copyright owners? This is not the sort of argument lawyers will find attractive, but why trust their judgement since they are big gainers from enforcing prosecution. Better not to have the public pay for enforcement and make the lawyers earn their generous take.

A repackaging of Tim O’Reilly’s fiendishly unattractive “Piracy is progressive taxation” meme is included.