Réforme du droit d’auteur en Nouvelle Zélande

Selon un communiqué diffusé par la New Zealand Library Association , cette association s’oppose aux modifications au droit d’auteur en Nouvelle Zélande. L’association, connue aussi sous le nom Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa ou LIANZA :

LIANZA has three major concerns about this section. The first concern relates to the extremely wide definition of internet service provider. As written, every person or organisation that has a website is an ISP, as is every library, school, educational institution, association, government department, company, business and office that provides Internet access to its users or to its staff.

The second concern is the implication that a library or other organisation’s Internet connection may be terminated if an accusation is made that copyright is being repeatedly breached on a library or company-owned computer. LIANZA is concerned that this is a reversal of a key principle of New Zealand law; that a person (or organisation) is deemed innocent until proved guilty.

LIANZA’s third concern is the requirement of section 92A, that an internet service provider must terminate the account of a repeat infringer. This draconian provision would seem to mean that, if a user is found on more than one occasion to have illegally accessed or downloaded copyright materials, or otherwise breached copyright in a work, the ISP must terminate the Internet access not of the individual accused of breaching copyright, but of the account holder – that is, of the entire library.

Le site Internet du National Business Review (NZ) offre quelques précisions à propos de la position des bibliothécaires, mais aussi des objections des fournisseurs d’accès à Internet.

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 26 janvier 2009 à 14 h 23 min.

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