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Karaoke business owner jailed for copyright infringement


The owner of a Rotorua karaoke business has been jailed for selling songs online that infringed copyright -one of few convictions of its kind in New Zealand.

The man appeared in the Rotorua District Court last month after previously pleading to a charge under the Copyright Act 1994 of making for sale an object that was an infringing copy of a copyright work. He was sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to pay reparation of $784.

To read an article from the Rotorua Daily Post regarding the sentencing, click here.

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