Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty Implementation) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Part 1 Amendments to principal Act

4 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

In section 2(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

accessible format copy means a copy of a published literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work, or a part of the work, in an alternative manner or form that gives persons who have a print disability access to the work

authorised entity means—


an entity of a type set out in section 69(1); and


in relation to the import into and export from New Zealand of accessible format copies, includes an entity authorised or recognised by the government of the relevant Marrakesh Treaty country as an authorised entity for the purposes of the Treaty

charitable entity has the meaning given in section 4(1) of the Charities Act 2005

Marrakesh Treaty country means a Contracting Party to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled, done at Marrakesh on 27 June 2013

print disability, in relation to a person,—


means an impairment that prevents the person from enjoying a printed copyright work to the same degree as a person who does not have that impairment; but


excludes an impairment of visual function that can be improved, by the use of corrective lenses, to a level that is normally acceptable for reading without a special level or kind of light