7 Oct 2015

Copyright worries in TPPA

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 7 October 2015

Copyright extensions included in the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement are worrying librarians and universities. Under the current law copyright lasts for a maximum of 50 years but under the TPP that would have to be extended to 70 years. The government says the change would be phased in over the next 20 years and will end up costing New Zealand 55 million dollars a year on average.