NZheretic writes: "As the natural world meets the digital opportunities are opening up for artists to connect with new audiences across the world. However, with the digitisation of media the lines between use and copy have become blurred. Worldwide,laws regulating the act of copying have failed to keep pace with technology, however a few countries have attempted to pass very bad legislation to address the problem. In 12 days, the New Zealand parliament may pass an amendment to the copyright legislation that will require ISPs in New Zealand to cut off internet connections and take down hosted websites of anyone accused (not convicted) of copyright infringement. This same kind of amendment to copyright legislation has been rejected by the UK because of very complex legal issues wrapped up in enforced disconnection, by Germany because it is completely unreasonable punishment, and the European Parliament because the "cut of Internet access is a disproportionate measure". The Recording industry has proposed the USA and Canada adopt the same sort of legislation. It is now time to act and stop the spread of this abomination. Please, if you value your internet freedom, consider joining thousands of New Zealanders already against this law by "black"ing out your websites and web2.0 pages in protest against this unjust new law that may come into effect on February 28."