First sign of trouble between Internet and Mana

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Saturday, 31 May 2014, 8:30 am
Press Release: Mana Party

Press Release

MAORI TO LAY CLAIM AGAINST KIM DOTCOM FOR?CUSTOMARY MINING RIGHTS

Saturday 31 May 2014

Customary Data Mining Rights bottom line issue, says Harawira ?

Te Tai Tokerau Maori are laying claim to their part of all Internet data under the Treat of Waitiangi.

Mana Party leader Hone Harawira said that “Knowledge and information isn’t owned by any one entity, and knowledge and information existed well before the Internet came along.”

“As a result, Northland Maori lay claim to their share of all of Kim Dotcom’s income he has derived from the Internet”.

An exact amount hasn’t been suggested, but talks are being scheduled.

“Public reports of income in excess of $200 million make Northland Maori believe that, our customary data mining rights can lay claim to a significant proportion of this”, Harawira said.

He added: “I do not believe this is going to stand in the way of the Internet Mana Party in the near future, but I do expect our customary data mining rights to be recognised before the election”.

 

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