What Corporate Hollywood tried to do behind your back and why they are trying to paint NZ as pirates


Corporate Hollywood wanted to hide their submission to the Government on the  “digital convergence” that former Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams had conducted.

They didn’t want NZers to hear what they were saying about us behind our back to the Government. Stuff.co.nz had to threaten launching an Ombudsman complaint before Corporate Hollywood and the Culture and Heritage Ministry  agreed to releasing it 12 months after it was submitted.

The piracy claim is bollocks, but this isn’t actually about piracy, it’s about control over our culture.

America is fighting a hot soft war in the Pacific by flooding us with their movies, their songs, their TV shows, their internet. They will constantly be trying to gain more control and more power over our media as part of their push back against China. The danger for us is that Corporate Hollywood have managed to have their interests adopted as national security interests. America is attempting to claim jurisdiction in cyber space, that’s what Kim Dotcom’s legal case is really all about.

Corporate Hollywood will claim we are pirates behind our backs to gain more power over the internet and we shouldn’t be blind to their attempts to rob us of our online cultural sovereignty.


  1. Kinda ironic that on one hand they push their culture to us, then complain when we like it so much that we do everything to access it for free. Being at such a distance and at the end of the distribution chain is a double edged sword. You can’t have it both ways.

  2. Well Martyn, you’ve already succumbed to their cultural hegemony by constantly referring to USA as America.

    Not the same thing.

  3. Hollywood has been the world leader in “soft power” since around 1900 simply because it offers the best entertainment of any country in the world.

  4. Hollywood want to have control over how we use a product, however gun manufactures do not want control over how we use a product.

  5. There is some interesting info in that Stuff article:


    “A fresh battle is looming on both sides of the Tasman this year over copyright reform and piracy, after Australia’s Productivity Commission released a report before Christmas suggesting sweeping liberalisations to its copyright laws.

    It has proposed a new broad right for consumers to make “fair use” of copyright works.

    The commission has also recommended allowing Australian consumers to get around technological blocks that prevent them subscribing to overseas internet televisions services, and legalising the parallel importation of books.

    A scheduled review of New Zealand’s Copyright Act was delayed last year because of the possible implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. But Hollywood interests are concerned New Zealand could follow in the footsteps set out by Australia’s Productivity Commission.

    New York consultant Benenson Strategy Group interviewed Kiwi “influencers” who it believed might shape the upcoming debate about copyright in October.”

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