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Copyright Act review terms of reference released

29 June 2017

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has released the terms of reference for a review of the Copyright Act 1994.

The terms of reference provide an outline of the objectives, context and process for the review and will be further refined with industry feedback on an issues paper.

“Launching a review now will also build on the insights of the Government’s Copyright and the Creative Sector, completed last year," Ms Dean says.

“The study highlighted a range of opportunities and challenges faced by users, creators and owners of digital content. This review will look into these opportunities and challenges to ensure we have the right settings in New Zealand.”

She says the terms of reference provide an outline of the objectives, context and process for the review and will be further refined with industry feedback on an issues paper.

“I want stakeholders to get involved in the early stages of the review. In the coming months we will develop the issues paper and will be looking to engage with the wider industry,” Ms Dean says.

Last updated on the 16th September 2019