Bronwyn Holloway-Smith

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January 20, 2009

Creative Freedom Foundation

THOUSANDS AGAINST S92A

There are now over 4000 signatures on the Creative Freedom Foundation’s petition against Guilt Upon Accusation laws in NZ. The petition can be signed by artists and the wider public at http://creativefreedom.org.nz

RESPONSE TO APRA’S STATEMENTS ON CFF

We were disappointed today to discover that APRA are ramping up their efforts to push for Section 92A: a flawed law that presumes Guilt Upon Accusation, punishing internet users with disconnection before a trial and before any evidence is held up to court scrutiny. Similar laws overseas have been used to stifle free speech and harm public rights. Since our launch one month ago thousands of artists have rejected the idea that the creative sector want injustices like this done in their name. No one wants to deprive money from artists, but this particular law is an inappropriate and extreme measure for dealing with the problem of copyright infringement.

Read our response to APRA here: http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=51

Are you a member of APRA? If you disagree with their stance on this issue, let us know that you don’t want APRA to do this in your name. We advocate on behalf of artists like you: we will represent you and promise to protect your privacy. Of course if you want to contact them yourself that’s good too!

Email us at: cff@holloway.co.nz

CFF NEWSLETTER, 17 JAN 09

Read the latest CFF Newsletter here, if you haven’t already: http://creativefreedom.org.nz/story.html?id=45


Bronwyn Holloway-Smith

Written by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith who is an artist in Wellington, New Zealand. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter