New Zealand's proposed copyright bill, controversial Section 92A of the Copyright Amendment (New Technologies) Act, has been scrapped, it was announced by Prime Minister John Key. The proposed law, which would have turned ISP's into copyright enforcers for Big Music and the film industry, will now be rewritten. Commerce and justice minister Simon Power will now meet with officials and rewrite Section 92A (S92) of the Act from the ground up. 'Section 92a is not going to come into force as originally written. We have now asked the minister of commerce to start work on a replacement section,' the prime minister said. No timeframe has been set for amending S92. The controversial measure had been met with a firestorm of controversy.
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