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NZ music biz cautious about piracy plan

The New Zealand music industry has reacted cautiously to revised copyright legislation which offers a "three warnings" solution to online piracy -- but only a limited "struck out" component.

New Zealand revisits anti-piracy law

Serial copyright offenders in New Zealand could still have their accounts terminated under revised legislation -- but only after a lengthy process involving both mediation and an independent tribunal.

Web piracy law back on NZ agenda

The first draft of New Zealand's revised copyright legislation will be ready for analysis next month.

New Zealand gov’t withdraws copyright law

The New Zealand music industry is putting a brave face on a government cave-in on new legislation that would have required Internet service providers to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders.

New Zealand eyes Web piracy mediator

New Zealand content owners and Internet service providers are close to an agreement in principle on a voluntary code of conduct covering the implementation of new copyright legislation.

N.Z. Music Awards move to bigger venue

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- This year's New Zealand Music Awards will be the biggest yet, with the event to be staged at Auckland's largest indoor entertainment venue the Vector Arena.

New Zealand working with ISPs

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The New Zealand recorded music industry intends to work closely with Internet service providers to ensure new copyright legislation works against online pirates.