Electoral Commission takes heavy hand to Satire Site

The Electoral Enrolment Centre is trying to shut down the satire site Should-A.com.

In our previous story about Should-A.com’s parody of the referendum question we prophetically said “The United States has parody and satire protection, but New Zealand doesn’t […] I can’t imagine the Electoral Office taking action over this but it’s worth remembering that free speech involving remix can be effectively censored through legal enforcement of copyright and trademarks.” …unfortunately our imagination wasn’t good enough and the Electoral Enrolment Centre have sent a copyright infringement / takedown notice to Should-A.com about misuse of the “orange elector character”.

Good grief, haven’t they got something better to do?

Copyright Takedown

 

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