November 26, 2018
Mātauranga Māori in copyright law review
Mātauranga Māori could be given greater protection under a review of the Copyright Act 1994.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi has released an issues paper marking the first stage of public consultation on the proposed changes.
He says since the last significant review of the Act a decade ago the digital environment has created new opportunities to disseminate and access works.
New Zealanders are increasingly using digital content over the internet, sharing platforms and streaming services, so our copyright regime must be robust enough and flexible enough to deal with the challenges of technological advances.
The review will need to include a response to the recommendations of the Waitangi Tribunal’s WAI 262 report covering the protection of mātauranga Māori and taonga.
Submissions close next April.
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