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New Zealand Plans To Scrap Copyright Law and Start Over?

The National Business Review in New Zealand reports that that country's government plans to freeze any further reforms of its copyright law with the view to rewriting it for the digital age from scratch. (hat tip: Creative Freedom NZ) Update: Mark Harris and Rick Shera cast doubt on this NBR […]

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April 30, 2009 4 comments Must Reads

NZ Government Drops Three Strikes Copyright Plan

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has announced the government will throw out the controversial Section 92A of the Copyright Amendment (New Technologies) Act and start again. The provision involved a three strikes and you’re out plan for alleged copyright infringement. "Section 92a is not going to come into force […]

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March 23, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

Criticism of NZ Copyright Reforms Continues

Following TelstraClear's criticisms of New Zealand's Section 92a copyright reform, the Auckland District Law Society, Google, and ACT Leader Rodney Hide have chimed in with criticisms of their own.

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March 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

NZ ISP Rejects Copyright Code

StuffNZ is reporting that TelstraClear, a leading New Zealand ISP, has rejected a copyright code to implement a three-strikes copyright reform.  The move may lead to a suspension of the proposed provision.

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March 11, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

Copyright Blackout Protests Go Global

Fresh off the success protesting unbalanced copyright laws in New Zealand, blackout protests have been launched in France and Ireland, two other countries facing "graduated response" policies.

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March 4, 2009 1 comment Must Reads