Government making a mistake, says Tizard

Former minister criticises the government's decision to delay implementation of Section 92a

Judith Tizard, the former Labour minister who was involved in creating the controversial Section 92a of the amended Copyright Act, is accusing the government of making a mistake by delaying the implementation of it, reports Radio Live. Artists and musicians are being robbed of their livelihood by illegal downloads, according to Tizard.

"I'm not prepared to see, as a New Zealander who cares about creative New Zealanders, them ripped off by kids, mainly kids, who think that film and music is free," Tizard said in the Radio Live interview. The government announced yesterday that it is delaying the implementation of Section 92a until the 27 March if no agreement is reached between the parties on how to implement it.

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