RIANZ silent on fresh anti-piracy crackdown

Second batch of 'detection notices' sent to ISPs

Internet service providers have received a second batch of “detection notice” demands from the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ), according to a report in the Dominion Post.

Last week RIANZ demanded about 100 notices be sent out to alleged copyright infringers, who it claimed to have detected illegally downloading Rihanna and Lady Gaga tracks using peer-to-peer file sharing services.

Computerworld asked RIANZ for details on how many detection notices had been sent out and on behalf of which copyright holders.

“We won’t be making any comment on that,” a RIANZ spokesperson replied.

Under the Copyright (Infringing File-Sharing) Amendment Act, which came into force in September, if three notices are served alleging offences and are not convincingly rebutted, the Copyright Tribunal can impose a fine of up to $15,000.

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