By: Jeremy Johnson
Published: 11/06/2013
The issues that confront governments dealing with peer-to-peer networks that infringe the rights of copyright holders highlight the challenges that modern technology poses to intellectual property law.  There is a need to balance the interests of different interests while also upholding the international obligations that states have entered into.  New Zealand has attempted to balance the interests involved by the Copyright (Infringing Filesharing) Amendment Act 2011, which introduces a graduated infringement system involving warnings of infringement to user, but which shops short of allowing the suspension of internet services.

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