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First Kiwi File-Sharer Guilty, But Lack of Evidence Kills Large Fines

New Zealand's Copyright Tribunal has handed down its first penalty to an Internet subscriber accused of downloading and sharing music without permission. While the case is a victory for the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand, the details make it a rather hollow one. All attempts by the music industry…

Yet Another Contested 3 Strikes File-Sharing Case Dropped By Music Biz

Another file-sharing case brought before New Zealand's Copyright Tribunal by the major record labels has been withdrawn at the 11th hour after it was discovered that none of the"strikes" had been properly delivered to the account holder. As yet again rightsholders and ISPs delay the implementation of a similar scheme…

Anti-Piracy Law is ‘Reasonable’ Says Kiwi Music Chief

The proposed anti-filesharing legislation in New Zealand has got more than its fair share of press recently but unfortunately for the music industry, most of it has been bad. However, the head of New Zealand's answer to the RIAA says everyone has it wrong, insisting Section 92A is a "reasonable"…

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