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New Zealand Copyright Protections Expanded

Law360 (October 22, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- New Zealand's government has passed the Copyright (Parallel Importation of Films and Onus of Proof) Amendment Bill, which aims to deter copyright piracy and address concerns over parallel importing of films, the National Business Review reported.

Although the law primarily seeks to protect the film industry against piracy, it also provides new protections for copyright holders generally.

Specifically, the bill bans parallel film imports for a period of nine months from a title’s first release; makes changes to the onus of proof in civil proceedings over...
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