Welcome to thecopyrightlaw.org.nz. This site exists to give you a balanced view of the new legislation that aims to combat infringing file sharing on the Internet. We explain "what the new law is all about", we outline "your rights and responsibilities" and we provide a bit of background about what copyright is and what the law is trying to achieve. When you ask questions, we'll provide answers in the FAQ section.

This law could affect anyone who has an account with an ISP in New Zealand. Take the time to find out more and make sure you are aware of your rights and responsibilities.

Why the NT and the Modern Deal Rooms can be valuable for daily routine and doing business

Surely, the are common in the deal-making. Basically, it is difficult to imagine our deal-making without them. They grow in popularity not only in the corporations but also in the state agencies. We came to a decision to tell you about the role of the in differing orbits watchdox. One of the most prevalent things in the deal-making are PCs. …


What is the Copyright (infringing file sharing) Amendment act?

The new law states that it ai???provide rights owners with a special regime for taking enforcement action against people who infringe copyright through file sharingai??? It is quite specific because it only applies to infringing material which is uploaded or downloaded via file sharing applications or networks. There are two concepts there ai??i?? first, the material has to be infringing. …


What is copyright?

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 well call it the copyright amendmentsai for short added new material to New Zealandais copyright law. Copyright law has existed in New Zealand in some form or another since 1842. Back then, only book authors could have a copyright, or the right to make copies of their books. Here mirrors are loaded …


Does this law cover the use of online “file lockers” or downloading from YouTube?

Maybe, but not for now. InternetNZ sought an official statement on this matter from the Ministry of Economic Development on this subject and was informed that the intention of the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 is to quell infringement occurring over peer-to-peer (“P2P”) protocols and networks like bittorrent or gnutella. This does not include video or music streaming, …

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