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Kiwi 3 Strikes Anti-Piracy Bill Receives Unanimous Support

Apr 26, 2010, 14:32 (5 Talkback[s])

"As the music and movie industries tour the world lobbying for changes in the law in an attempt to slow down online piracy, New Zealand's legislation moves a step closer to becoming law. The Copyright (Infringement File Sharing) Amendment Bill, which allows for large fines and six month Internet suspensions, has just received its first reading in Parliament, to unanimous support.

"Back in 2008 the New Zealand Government proposed the introduction of new law to combat illicit file-sharing. Section 92A was immediately the subject of protest from several corners which led the Government to go back to the drawing board.

"Commerce Minister Simon Power later introduced The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill which replaced the earlier proposals with a modified regime to deal with illegal file sharing."

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