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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Untangle the Jargon

When we talk about file sharing, there is often a lot of technical terms thrown around. Don’t let them put you off understanding what is involved in the law change. Here are some of the terms and their meanings. File sharing A method of sharing digital information such as music and video over the internet. Wi-fi A computer networking technology …

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