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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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