An anonymous reader writes "Wikileaks has just posted
hundreds of cables from US personnel in New Zealand that reveal
regular government lobbying on copyright, offers to draft New Zealand
three-strikes-and-you're-out legislation, and a recommendation to spend
over NZ$500,000 to fund a recording industry-backed IP enforcement
initiative. The funding raises the question of whether New Zealand is
local enforcement initiatives, including raids and court cases, have
been funded by the US government."