So long Section 92A – new NZ copyright bill revealed

After much controversy last year, Section 92A of the Copyright Act has finally been repealed and a new version introduced to Parliament by the Minister of Commerce, Simon Power.Called The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill, the new legislation aims to replace the previous bill with a three-notice system.To read this report in The New Zealand Herald in full, see: see:Anti-piracy bill moves closer to reality
The government’s proposed changes to New Zealand’s copyright legislation moved a step closer to reality yesterday when the Section 92A amendment bill was introduced into parliament.The bill proposes changes to the Copyright Act 1994, including a three strikes process for dealing with illegal copying of material over computer networks and facility for copyright holders to seek suspension of infringers’ internet accounts through the courts.

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