The New Zealand government has bowed to the copyright lobby and passed a three strikes-style law that would penalise internet users who indulge in unauthorised downloads of copyrighted material.
Summary: The lobby for software patents is very much alive in New Zealand and Europe
WHEN it comes to software patents, the situation in Europe is similar to the problems encountered in New Zealand (“embedded” trick which is back to the headlines), caused in part by lobby/front group NZICT.
Forget 'three strikes and you're out'; Internet users in the US are about to have a total of six warnings about downloading pirated content before their ISPs get fed up with them and disconnect their broadband connection for good. But could such a scheme ever be implemented in Australia?
Well, it seems that the Six Strikes policy to "educate" users who pirate music, tv shows, movies, etc goes into effect this week. Five major ISPs are on board which include many US broadband users. What are your thoughts on the policy?
The New Zealand Government has tabled the legislative changes that would apply if Telecom NZ were to structurally separate, as it has proposed to do should it be selected to rollout the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband network.
New Zealand's Internet industry association, InternetNZ, has warned that the New Zealand Government's plan to quarantine its planned FTTH network from independent regulatory oversight could put the country in breach of its international trade obligations.
The U.S. Government is determined to put an end to online piracy. In an attempt to give copyright holders and the authorities all the tools required to disable access to so-called rogue sites, lawmakers will soon introduce the PROTECT IP Act. Through domain seizures, ISP blockades, search engine censorship, and cutting funding of allegedly copyright [...]
The New Zealand Government has bowed to industry pressure and scrapped the controversial plan to give operators of its FTTH networks a 10 year holiday from regulatory oversight, despite a government committee recommending in favour of the plan.
How can one have direct access to key strikes. Normally the key strikes that collected by the concerned programme and access to the same is not available to any other user programs.
I am trying to write a program to simultaneously catch the key strikes. Obviously for this would require a low-level access to the keyboard. How can one do it ?