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Sunday, 21 March 2004

NEW ZEALAND TO ALLOW (LIMITED) CD COPYING?

Nzoom.com reports that New Zealand is considering an amendment to its copyright law that would allow those who buy CDs to make a single copy of the CD. However, the proposed news has been opposed by Universal, which maintains that no copying should be allowed.

The IPKat is remaining on the fence on this one for the time being. Whether he supports the proposed amendment depends on the purpose for which it is being suggested. While he’s in favour of allowing those who buy CDs to make back-up copies in case the originals get damaged or to play in their cars, he’s less happy about allowing purchasers to make copies for their friends so that they don’t have to buy the CDs.

New Zealand copyright here
Copying CDs here
New Zealand music here and here

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