Victory for blackout protest

The government has given the industry a month to sort out an appropriate code for policing of this act. this is a victory to every person who blacked out their avatars, websites, emailed MP's etc.

for more info Stuff has a story on the decision so far.


Puerhan said...
February 25, 2009 at 10:35 AM

Although this is a victory, what you posted shows just what is so wrong in the world today.

"The government has *given the industry* a month to sort out an appropriate code..."

This is what the *government* should be sorting out, they are meant to represent the people and the interests of the people. The industry represents itself and its *commercial* interests and that's it. The term *conflict of interest* comes to mind...!

And the sad thing is that this happens all the time these days, the government invites industries across the board to come up with the regulations they must operate under. The result? Regulations that serve the industry, not regulate it.

Pointless farce.

rant over ;-)

Azlemed said...
February 25, 2009 at 11:14 AM

I would have to say that I agree on that, its the governments job to do this, its why we have bureaucrats etc... its going to get worse too with the tories in govt. as they think the market knows everything and will solve everything

its interesting to note though that if no one can sort it out they will can it, makes one wonder if there will be deliberate sabotage...

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