Skynet law comes into effect ( NZ )

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It makes you wonder just where all this type of thing will eventually lead  :(


The Government’s Copyright Amendment Act comes into force today and anyone caught downloading copyrighted content illegally could face fines of up to $15,000 and have their internet cut off.

Internet New Zealand chief executive Vikram Kumar says the law means the person who pays the bill for the account needs to be very aware of who’s using the internet and what they’re using it for.

“The account holder needs to know what’s going on even if they themselves don’t do anything online, and second, everyday internet users really have to understand that peer-to-peer file sharing is now very risky and not worth doing.”

Mr Kumar says homes, businesses and schools are all liable for the penalties.