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Copyright Act 1994 (reprint as at 4 January 2020), New Zealand


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Year of Version 2020 Dates Adopted: December 15, 1994 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, IP Regulatory Body Notes This consolidated version of the Copyright Act 1994 takes into account amendments up to Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty Implementation) Amendment Act 2019 (Act No. 43 of 2019), which entered into force on January 4, 2020.

Part 1 of the said amending Act introduced amendments to the following provisions of this consolidated version:
- Section 2 (1), the words 'accessible format copy', 'authorised entity', charitable entity, 'Marrakesh Treaty country', 'print disability' (inserted);
- Part 3, part entitled 'Literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic works', section 69 (replaced), sections 69A, 69B, 69C & 69D (inserted); part entitled 'Subsequent dealings', section 93(2)(n) (inserted);
- Part 11, part entitled 'Othe countries', section 234(d) (replaced);
- Schedule 1, Part 3 (inserted).

This consolidated version of the Copyright Act has not yet included amendments that are not yet in force from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Amendment Act 2018.

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