Further penalties for illegal file sharing in NZ

The Copyright (Infringement File Sharing) Amendment Bill introduces a three-notice process so that illegal file sharers are given adequate warning of their activity, as well as providing additional assurances to owners of copyright.

Digital sales in Australia and NZ has increased by 41.4 percent, and performance rights returns are up 8.6 percent (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) figures), and this rise in the industry figures mean intellectual property needs to be adequately protected.

Commerce Minister Simon Power says “Online copyright infringement has been especially damaging for the creative industry, which has experienced significant declines in revenue as file sharing has become more prevalent”.

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