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01-03-2010, 11:48 AM

The regulatory impact statement attached to the Bill refers to consistency of proceedings internationally for deterring illegal file-sharing and explicitly ties the sufficiency of the proposed legislation to the requirements of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, currently under negotiation and potential free trade agreements with Korea and Pacific countries including the US.

The statement implies a hope that the planned amendments will satisfy requirements under ACTA, but commentators in the internet community say we cannot discount the possibility that ACTA may force further amendment to New Zealand’s domestic intellectual property law.