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Four years of copyright debate in New Zealand

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

The four-year controversy over New Zealand’s attempt to amend its Copyright Act shows the fine line governments must tread between the demands of IP owners and open access campaigners when amending copyright laws

December 2006 - Commerce Minister Judith Tizard introduces the Copyright (New Technologies and Performers' Rights) Amendment Bill into parliament on December 4. Argument begins over clauses in the bill relating to technology protection measures (TPMs) designed to restrict access to...

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