Wednesday, April 09, 2008

New Zealanders get their own DMCA


"The Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Bill changes the Copyright Act 1994 to clarify its application in the digital environment and to take account of international developments...

It introduces an offence, carrying a sentence of a maximum fine of $150,000 or up to five years imprisonment, or both, for commercial dealings in devices, services or information designed to circumvent technological protection measures."

So New Zealand has finally got its own version of the DMCA and EU copyright and related rights directive.

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