Copyright Act 1994

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69A Accessible format copy activities by authorised entity

(1)

An authorised entity does not infringe copyright in the relevant work if the entity acts in accordance with this section.

(2)

An authorised entity may make an accessible format copy if the entity—

(a)

has taken all reasonable steps to notify the owner of the copyright in the work of its intention to make an accessible format copy; and

(b)

is making the copy to provide it only to persons who have a print disability, persons acting on their behalf, or other authorised entities; and

(c)

ensures that the copy respects the integrity of the original work, as far as is reasonably possible and taking into account changes needed to make the work accessible in the alternative format.

(3)

An authorised entity (A) may import into New Zealand an accessible format copy from an authorised entity (B) in another Marrakesh Treaty country if A—

(a)

has taken all reasonable steps to notify the owner of the copyright in the work of its intention to make an accessible format copy; and

(b)

is importing the copy to provide it only to persons who have a print disability, persons acting on their behalf, or other authorised entities; and

(c)

has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the copy respects the integrity of the original work, as far as is reasonably possible and taking into account changes needed to make the work accessible in the alternative format.

(4)

An authorised entity may do 1 or more of the following:

(a)

export from New Zealand an accessible format copy to an authorised entity, or a person who has a print disability, in another Marrakesh Treaty country:

(b)

reproduce copies—

(i)

made or imported into New Zealand under this section; or

(ii)

provided to the entity under section 69B(2)(c):

(c)

provide, by communication or otherwise, accessible format copies made or imported under this section or provided to the entity under section 69B(2)(c) to—

(i)

persons in New Zealand who have a print disability or persons acting on their behalf; and

(ii)

other authorised entities in New Zealand.

Section 69A: inserted, on 4 January 2020, by section 5 of the Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty Implementation) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 43).