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New Zealand restarts copyright law from scratch

After a series of piecemeal amendments to New Zealand's Copyright Act 1994, the government has opted to simply scrap the entire law and begin anew. The original law did not take into account the copyright issues of file-sharing and other products of the Internet age, and so the New Zealand government claims that starting all over again is its best course.
May 6, 2009

After a series of piecemeal amendments to New Zealand’s Copyright Act 1994, the government has opted to simply scrap the entire law and begin anew. The original law did not take into account the copyright issues of file-sharing and other products of the Internet age, and so the New Zealand government claims that starting all over again is its best course.

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