18 April 2011
NZ Internet Blackout 2011
In 2008 the Labour government at the time tried to pass an unjust File Sharing law. The resulting NZ-wide Internet Blackout, inspired by the Australian blackout, made a huge difference, and forced the bill to be reviewed.
Now in 2011, the National government is trying to pass a relaxed, but still unjust, File Sharing law. I have already blacked out my social profiles, but it's time to step it up a notch. Over this weekend I will be blacking out all my websites (http://jevon.org http://openiaml.org and others). If you have a site or online profile, I encourage you to do the same.
For more information about why the law is unjust and what you can do to protest, check out the Facebook page, the Twitter #blackout hashtag, or Creative Freedom NZ.
EDIT: You can see what my websites looked like while blacked out at http://jevon.org/blackout.html.