Tuesday, 24 February 2009

We’ve almost won! NZ Government delays copyright laws!

The online protests of ‘blacked out’ websites attracted international attention, and culminated in a petition to parliament.

Now the Prime Minister has told the law’s backers they have a month to figure out how they can make it work, or it goes. “Let’s see if that code of practice can be achieved. They’ve been promising it for some time, they say they’re close, we’re giving them another month to do that,” says John Key.

See TVNZ link here.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Join The New Zealand Internet Blackout to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law 'Section 92A' that calls for internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held up to court scrutiny. This is due to come into effect on February 28th unless immediate action is taken by the National Party.

Save the Net, Sign the Petition!

Sign the petition to support this statement:

I don't want Guilt Upon Accusation laws that will force the termination of internet connections and websites without evidence, and without a fair trial.

7,569 people have signed so far!

In case you were wondering, artists and non-artists alike can sign.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

28 Mar 8.30 pm Turn off your lights for one hour

On March 28, 2009 at 8:30 p.m., local time, World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour -- Earth Hour -- to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate their commitment to finding solutions. Turn out. Take action. Be part of this historic event.

OWOH Winner!

And the winner of Red Black One Love, selected by Random.org, is Nikki Wheeler of My Life as an Artist. Yay Nikki!

I want to thank all 329 of you who left appreciative comments -- y'all rock my world!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Are you Eating?

If so, you will want to give a donation to animal rescue shelters that are in dire straights in this economy.

It’s a no-brainer — less money buying fewer goods means we’re all cutting back. We’re eating cheaper, growing our own veggies, and looking to cut costs across the board.

Animals rescued from Death Row at SPCA and other shelters don’t have a choice. And the saints who run the shelters are, themselves, in need.

Please. Donate to your local shelter. Now. Before it’s too late for an innocent fur-person.

your local shelter or A Place To Bark