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It has been a good run with Aeon, but all things run their course and come to an end. I have watched Aeon slowly grow then die off as people moved onto other interests or found worlds that appeal to them more. Instead of leaving the server up and running empty, I have decided to turn off the server and close the player portion of the forums.



I would like to thank those that have put in their time and effort, either as DM's, builders or players. Without your efforts a world can not exist or grow into something more than a concept.



So what next, for me I am not sure, perhaps I shall learn something else perhaps not. I do know my power bill will be smaller next month, so out of sad endings a positive comes.



Goodbye and Goodluck.



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PostSubject: Newzealand finds an awesome new low.   Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:12 am

Well those weird Kiwis are at it again. Their politicians seem to be thinking it's a good idea to bring in a law about "Guilt Upon Accusation". Basically they want to bring in the law so that anyone accused of breaking copy right may have their internet cut off without warning, or at least that is what I've heard/read. Read up about it, have a laugh at Charity and maybe try and do your bit to saving the internet for everybody (This laws only for NZ however we should save it even for them kiwi's if we can) by signing an online partition if you disagree with this.

NZ Internet Blackout

New Zealand's new Copyright Law presumes 'Guilt Upon Accusation' and will Cut Off Internet Connections without a trial. CreativeFreedom.org.nz is against this unjust law - help us

Sorry I can't help but to laugh at this, however I've signed the partition.

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PostSubject: Re: Newzealand finds an awesome new low.   Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:38 am

Was it necessary to include quite so much Kiwi bashing in the thread? Rolling Eyes At least us Kiwis can spell petition. Razz

Is a stupid law though. I wonder if I'll get spanked for DLing off Youtube. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Newzealand finds an awesome new low.   Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:04 pm

Reminds me of one I saw recently about internet laws in the US to protect children. The law would force people to become their own big brothers and retain records for 2 years to aid in police investigations, in case your neighbour was a notorious sex fiend (or you were). This after the government has convinced me that my neighbours are terrorists... I'm running out of neighbours to collect my mail when I'm away.

Anyway, I liked response #4 of the thread following the article.
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This is some of the most two-faced,
hypocritical grandstanding I've ever seen. These people don't give two
shits for the "innocent children". They're just using the issue to grab
more power.
They want to help the innocent children? How about FUNDING SCHOOLS?
How about nutritional programs? How about creating jobs for their
families?
These fucking Republican shitbags make me sick with their hand-wringing, back-stabbing BULLSHIT.
*sigh* That felt good. For about three seconds.
I can't even look at a nice wholesome middle eastern war these days without seeing it as some conspiratorial asset grab*. The internet is some more prime real estate. But it's infinitely big, extremely democratic, and mostly free. Need some more laws to fascist it up some. But first you need an enemy. Internet predators are easy, and no one will stand up to laws like those for fear of defending slime or being tarred in slime by association. But turning people against online piracy will be tricky... 99% of people have their finger in the pie. And it's good pie. Still, I paid the $100 for each of the last few PC games I purchased. But only one of them was worth it.



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PostSubject: Re: Newzealand finds an awesome new low.   Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:57 pm

Baron wrote:
Reminds me of one I saw recently about internet laws in the US to protect children. The law would force people to become their own big brothers and retain records for 2 years to aid in police investigations, in case your neighbour was a notorious sex fiend (or you were). This after the government has convinced me that my neighbours are terrorists... I'm running out of neighbours to collect my mail when I'm away.

Sex fiend terrorists. They'll put child porn in your letterbomb. Of course that becomes pretty useless after the bomb goes off when you open it but sex fiend terrorists aren't known to be smart anyway of course. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Newzealand finds an awesome new low.   Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:02 pm

Sorry charity I love bashing Kiwi's far to much, I'll try and remember to go easy next time I find something so..... interesting. I'm somewhat hopeful they scrap the law for those that actually live over their, it's just something that shouldn't be happening.

Also Baron love your posts as always.

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PostSubject: Re: Newzealand finds an awesome new low.   Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:49 pm

Squeak wrote:
Sorry charity I love bashing Kiwi's far to much, I'll try and remember to go easy next time I find something so..... interesting. I'm somewhat hopeful they scrap the law for those that actually live over their, it's just something that shouldn't be happening.

Also Baron love your posts as always.

Squeak.

Grr I'm gonna come over there and beat some decent spelling into you, damn it. Razz There is no apostrophe in Kiwis, too has 2 Os and it's there not their. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Newzealand finds an awesome new low.   Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:28 am

From viewing old posts while bored I will note that the law has yet to be passed due to fighting against it. I'm not sure they've given up yet though.
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PostSubject: Re: Newzealand finds an awesome new low.   Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:50 am

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/2009/02/iinet-copyright-case-update.html

If its any consolation. NZ is just trying to get a law passed without any support, so it probably wont be.

But theres a major test case here in Oz that if won will set a precedent for ISPs being forced to warn customers about DLing illegal content and then cut off their internet, otherwise the ISPs will be heavily fined and face courtroom drama.

What happens in the courts is what really gets laws pushed through, and with a precedent theres nothing anyone can do to stop it, unless youre nerdy types want to band together and pay for a hot shot lawyer to help fight the case.
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