Documentary recounts battle over S92A

'Kiwiright' released today, public screenings planned

Last year's prolonged battle against section 92A of the Copyright Amendment Act has been recounted in a new documentary, "Kiwiright", by Josh Davidow, featuring interviews with politicians, artists and technologist - and with Computerworld doyen Juha Saarinen.

The Creative Freedom Foundation, which spearheaded the campaign against the law help launch the documentary today.

The campaign, against a penalty of internet disconnection without due process, gained global attention and led many to black out their Twitter and other social media pictures.

The uproar led to newly elected Prime Minister John Key to suspend that section of the law.

"Kiwiright takes a look at how New Zealand copyright law is dictated by foreign corporations, with a Free Trade Agreement carrot dangled in front of bureaucrats if they gave the rights holders the disconnection stick," the Creative Freedom Foundation says on its website.

Public screenings of Kiwiright are planned for December, in Auckland and Wellington.

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