Copyright Amendment Act 2016

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Copyright Amendment Act 2016

Public Act
2016 No 59
Date of assent
17 October 2016
see section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Copyright Amendment Act 2016.

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on 1 January 2018.

3 Principal Act

This Act amends the Copyright Act 1994 (the principal Act).

4 New section 222A inserted (Power to award interest)

After section 222, insert:

222A Power to award interest


This section applies where the Tribunal makes an order under Part 8 for the payment of an amount of money (including money required to be repaid, or further money required to be paid, in respect of charges already paid).


The Tribunal’s order may include an award of interest on the whole or part of the money, payable for the period, ending not later than the date that the money is paid, that the Tribunal thinks appropriate, as compensation for delay in payment of the money.


Interest awarded under this section must be calculated in accordance with (or on a basis that ensures it does not exceed interest calculated in accordance with) Schedule 2 of the Interest on Money Claims Act 2016.

Legislative history

14 September 2016

Divided from Judicature Modernisation Bill (Bill 178–2) as Bill 178–3L

11 October 2016

Third reading

17 October 2016

Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.