(27 July 2015) The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPPA”) negotiations are drawing to a close says The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) in a recent blog post. When the deal is signed off LIANZA anticipates that there will be significant changes proposed to New Zealand’s copyright law.
Likely changes include the extension of the copyright term from “life plus fifty years” to “life plus seventy years”, to bring New Zealand law into line with US law. A concern LIANZA has is that the Copyright Review may only take place after changes are made to bring New Zealand copyright law into line with US law.
Read LIANZA’s concerns in full here.