Story: Intellectual property law

Copyright and the internet

Copyright and the internet

The Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008 included a section that required internet service providers (ISPs) to terminate the internet accounts of repeat copyright infringers. The widespread response identified a lack of transparency and fairness in the process along with issues around compliance costs and legal issues for ISPs. The cartoon refers to the ISPs' concern that they were expected to become copyright judge and sheriff.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Rod Emmerson

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How to cite this page:

Susy Frankel, 'Intellectual property law - New Zealand intellectual property legislation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Susy Frankel, published 22 Oct 2014