United Future today joined the growing list of organisations who oppose Section 92A of the recently passed Copyright Act. Peter Dunn, sitting MP for Ohariu and leader of United Future says that "...it is now clear that we have a situation where internet users are vulnerable to the mere accusation of piracy, and that is simply neither fair nor just."
Mr Dunne is calling for the Justice Minister, Simon Power, to delay the implementation of the clause for six months so that the legislation can be repealed or amended. He further points out that the European Union and the UK have recently rejected such legislation as unworkable and unbalanced. Judith Tizard reinstated the controversial clause despite it being removed in select committee. Judith Tizard lost her seat in the November election.
"The reality of the law as it stands is not acceptable. I don't believe it is good enough for the Government to turn a blind eye to such an unfair piece of legislation," Mr Dunne said.