Legislation, standards & forms

New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office/Te Tari Tohutohu Pāremata

The New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office/Te Tari Tohutohu Pāremata (PCO) is responsible for drafting and publishing most of New Zealand’s legislation. The PCO is New Zealand’s law drafting office. It is responsible for drafting New Zealand Government Bills (except Inland Revenue Bills) and Legislative Instruments and publishing all New Zealand Bills, Acts, and Legislative Instruments, both in hard copy and online on the New Zealand Legislation website.

Here are some relevant pieces of legislation for Australasian Registrars Committee members:

Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008

The Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act (2008) amended the Copyright Act 1994 to bring the law into step with technological advances. The new legislation provides a more technology-neutral framework for existing copyright law and introduces some new copyright concepts.View the Act.