UK and NZ agree to $1-billion free trade deal – NZ Herald – copyright

October 21, 2021

Read Article Here: UK and New Zealand agree to $1bn free trade deal – NZ Herald

“For its part, New Zealand will eliminate tariffs on 100 per cent of tariff lines on British imports on the day the agreement comes into force. The agreement will also change New Zealand’s copyright laws, which will be extended by 20 years.

Copyright terms differ depending on what is being protected. Books, for example, are protected for the life of the author plus fifty years. This will be extended to the life of the author plus seventy years and a new scheme will be established to restore to authors income from copyrighted works that are onsold. This section will require New Zealand to pass a law change, which will implement the extension sometime in the next 15 years.”

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