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Government formalizes ‘notice-and-notice’ copyright regime

telecom | 06/17/2014 10:14 pm EDT

A “notice-and-notice” copyright regime — under which Internet service providers (ISPs) will be legally required to notify customers about copyright infringement complaints brought to their attention by rights holders — will come into force in January 2015, the government said Tuesday. A press release issued by Industry Minister James Moore and Heritage Minister Shelly Glover said the system “formalizes a voluntary practice aimed at discouraging online copyright infringement, provides copyright owners with a tool to enforce their rights, and respects the interests...