NetSafe articles on file sharing


Can I download music and videos from YouTube? Am I breaking copyright law?

The recent amendment to NZ copyright law has got many internet users worried they may be unintentionally breaking copyright laws when they watch, stream or download material from YouTube and other online sites and services.

Copyright questions

What are my rights and responsibilities under the new Copyright Act?

This law makes you responsible for everything that goes on on your internet account: makes sure your family are aware of the possible penalties and secure your wireless connection

Copyright Tribunal (website)

What is the new process that the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act has introduced?

The Act lays out a “three-notice regime” and has created a Copyright Tribunal that has the ability to award up to $15,000 in damages

Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act

What is the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act?

This is a significant change to the Copyright Act 1994 and provides rights owners with a special regime for taking enforcement action against New Zealanders who infringe copyright through file sharing, specifically targeting peer-to-peer technologies