InternetNZ targets seminars at Copyright (Infringing File Sharing Amendment) Bill

10 May 2010

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) will host seminars this month on the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing Amendment) Bill, to assist with submissions to the Select Committee.

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing Amendment) Bill is a replacement for the much-criticised Section 92a of the Copyright Act 1994.

The InternetNZ seminars will provide for sharing of information and enable critical analysis of the Bill for those who wish to contribute to the policy discussion or make their own submissions. These seminars will take place from 9am to 1pm in Wellington on 25 May and in Auckland on 26 May.

A powerful line-up of officials and experts has been assembled to present details and examine aspects of the planned changes. Speakers include Kim Connolly-Stone and Peter Bartlett from the Ministry of Economic Development, technologist Nat Torkington, ISP industry stalwart David Diprose, Creative Freedom Foundation’s Matthew Holloway and ICT lawyer Rick Shera.

InternetNZ Policy Director Jordan Carter is to MC the event. “InternetNZ is supportive of changes to the legislation but has reservations about some of the detail, particularly in respect to its provision for the suspension of people’s Internet accounts,” says Carter.

More information and a draft programme is available at http://internetnz.net.nz/content/copyright-seminars-may-2010.

InternetNZ encourages all those with an interest in digital copyright to attend. Please email rsvp@internetnz.net.nz to secure a place.

For further information contact:

Campbell Gardiner
Internet New Zealand
Email: campbell@internetnz.net.nz
DDI: + 64 4 495 2332

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