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Hard News: Dirty Politics

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  • Jack Harrison, in reply to simon g,

    They are not paying Eminems publishers any commercial respect, they have probably violated copyright laws.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to simon g,

    The Eminem story

    Second strike after National's previous piracy. Ironic but it's not as if breakfast radio will be emphasisng Joyce's lack of ethics any time soon. Whatever it takes..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    “Know the results of the latest Gallup Poll? Half the country never even heard of the word Watergate, nobody gives a shit.”

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    They are not paying Eminem's publishers any commercial respect,
    they have probably violated copyright laws

    Classic 'do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do' behaviour from the elite...
    what else to expect?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • stephen clover, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    They are not paying Eminems publishers any commercial respect, they have probably violated copyright laws.

    Weeelllllll… if as they say they bought a commercial “soundalike” track licensed via APRA/AMCOS, I’m not actually clear whether the Nats are culpable for anything – unless they’ve been duped.

    And then it's just unfortunate, not really a pattern of behaviour.

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 355 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    ‘Dave Dobbyn and the Police’

    I liked their cover version of "White Riot".

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    Last night TVNZ said they'd previously been in this situation with a Coldplay song and "Chariots of Fire", surely this 3rd strike means they're out?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • stephen clover, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    I liked their cover version of “White Riot”.

    * boom boom * :)

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 355 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Last night TVNZ said they'd previously been in this situation with a Coldplay song and "Chariots of Fire", surely this 3rd strike means they're out?

    +1 ;-)

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1437 posts Report Reply

  • Dismal Soyanz, in reply to stephen clover,

    May need a lawyer's input here but the liability would surely still rest with the Nats even if they bought the rights in good faith. I would have thought National would then have grounds for suing the company that "sold" them rights.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2010 • 310 posts Report Reply

  • CJM,

    Apologies, posted this in wrong thread.


    Just listened to Key on RNZ with Ryan talking about mass surveillance. Incredible really, on friday he was apparently unable to specifically mention anything about anything to do with spying. Now, five days later, he’s describing in detail how ‘Speargun’ was implemented to the point of construction and fitting onto the south pacific cable. His analogy was bizarre, describing it like a ‘car muffler’ which the government and the covert surveilers ‘attached’ but just to see if it ‘fit’!
    Yup, that’s what I always do. Buy exhaust mufflers that have been developed and researched and designed and built and marketed then I pay a mechanic to install the muffler. We then stand back and look at it and discuss whether it fitted. If it does I get the mechanic to uninstall it because, you know, actually driving around in the car with the newly installed muffler is just an insane proposition.
    Yes.

    Auckland • Since Aug 2014 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Frankly I'm appalled. there is a system which captures all communications traffic and stores it for future analysis. This system is used by at least 4 other countries to protect them from real and present danger. our Prime Minister tells us he didn't allow our spies to use it because it seemed a little too intrusive. How irresponsible is this man? he is placing us in danger of TERRORIST ATTACKS, we have no defence, he should be held to account and sacked immediately.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Brodie Davis, in reply to CJM,

    That is truely insane. Maybe thats how being super wealthy works. you go to the window shop purchase some new windows for your house, get the glazier/builder to install them to make sure they fit, and then put the old ones back in. Just so you have some spares or something.

    Why the fuck would we even need a multiterabyte fibre tap, if it wasn't going to be installed, or there wasn't another one somewhere.

    Since Aug 2008 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    Key: Snowden "may well be right"

    Prime Minister John Key has acknowledged that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's claim that New Zealanders' data is accessible through the controversial XKeyscore system "may well be right".

    However, Mr Key maintains that information will not have been gathered under any Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) mass surveillance programme as the agency doesn't have that capability.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1437 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    O'K... we're probably spying on all of you.

    Prime Minister John Key says he can't give an absolute assurance New Zealanders are not subject to mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) but he is "comfortable" that is not happening.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1437 posts Report Reply

  • Trevor Nicholls, in reply to Alfie,

    he is "comfortable" that is not happening

    The Prime Minister is of course such an ordinary man that if he's comfortable, the rest of newzild should be comfortable too.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    The real deal I got from Greenwald is that trader John is trading our information gathering potential, something which he isn't allowed to trade without our consent.

    Big brother style watching was a major part of the east/west political divide in the rhetoric of the cold war, freedom from government spying was our thing right up to the demise of the old Soviet Union, yet here it is, all freshly re-packaged by the west as "the war on terra." The Nanny state can read your personal letters but only if "you is bad.This is nannying at its most oppressive level.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,


    Steak and Lamb Chops.

    7.12pm:Key “If you want steak for dinner tonight, go and buy steak. If you want a National Government, party vote National."

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    With both Labour and National courting NZ First/Winston Peters support I'm grateful Act are unlikely to be part of such a coalition: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11326574.
    As someone accidently within the Epsom electorate I hope they don't get in at all But I've been hoping that for a few elections now....

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to mark taslov,

    “Let them eat steak”, eh?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1940 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to mark taslov,

    it does get in...

    Lamb Chops

    Who do I vote for, for muttonflaps?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Who do I vote for, for muttonflaps?

    Always vote "dickfritter"

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Selwyn Manning, Perceptions Of Corruption Damaging To New Zealand’s International Reputation –
    It is not Glen Greenwald who has sullied our reputation, National managed that all on their own.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • CJM,

    Hmm, wonder why I'm not surprised the National Party is involved….
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/254918/nz-link-to-chinese-anti-corruption-case

    Auckland • Since Aug 2014 • 107 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    So symptomatic of National’s economic miracle. How on earth they managed to get 60b in debt while cutting down those in need and selling us off, it boggles the mind.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

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