Copyright policy of Project Leonardo
Project Leonardo Limited ("Project Leonardo" hereafter) is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) incorporated in New Zealand. Copyright laws and regulations of New Zealand apply. It is our policy to expeditiously respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the applicable laws of New Zealand. This page describes the information that should be present in these notices. It is designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to Project Leonardo as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are incomplete, fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the applicable laws and regulations of New Zealand (see New Zealand Legislation website, http://www.legislation.govt.nz, and N.Z. Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment website, http://www.med.govt.nz), but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.
It is expected that all users of any part of
will comply with applicable copyright laws. However,
Leonardo receives proper notification of valid
infringement, our response to these notices will
include removing or
disabling access to material claimed to be the
subject of infringing
activity and/or terminating subscribers.
The copyright infringement notification process follows the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Regulations 2011 of New Zealand (see also http://www.med.govt.nz/business/intellectual-property/copyright/notice-process-under-sections-122a-to-122u-of-the-copyright-act-1994), with specific provisions to adapt it to client-server file sharing in lieu of peer-to-peer file sharing, such as:
The process details are provided at http://www.med.govt.nz/business/intellectual-property/pdf-docs-library/copyright/notice-process/notice-process-diagram.pdf.
Upon reception of an Infringement Notice (Detection
Notice, or Enforcement Notice) we will make a
good-faith attempt to
contact the user account holder so that they may
make a challenge as
described at http://www.med.govt.nz/business/intellectual-property/pdf-docs-library/copyright/notice-process/1238759-1.pdf.
In addition to the challenge by the user account
holder, a notice may
be also challenged by Project Leonardo if the notice
incomplete, fraudulent or difficult to understand or
When submitting an Infringement Notice the rights
required to pay a fee to Project Leonardo that is
intended to cover the
infringement notice processing costs as foreseen by
File Sharing) Regulations 2011. The amount of
is currently fixed by N.Z. regulations to NZ$ 25.
Please click the
following button to perform the payment (PayPal and
all major credit
cards are accepted).
The address designated to receive notification of
Project Leonardo Limited
When submitting infringement notices, please ensure
information required by the Copyright
File Sharing) Regulations 2011 are included,
for client-server file sharing in lieu of
peer-to-peer file sharing as
(1) Every rights owner
provided to Project Leonardo must include the
about the rights owner who provides the notice:
(a) identify the user account
username) related to the infringements that are
alleged to have