Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Appointment to Copyright Tribunal

Tue, 17 Aug 2004

Appointment to Copyright Tribunal

Judith Tizard today announced the appointment of Paul Sumpter of Auckland as a Member of the Copyright Tribunal for a five year term.

---------------------------------

Associate Commerce Minister Judith Tizard today announced the appointment of Paul Sumpter of Auckland as a Member of the Copyright Tribunal for a five year term.

"Paul Sumpter's legal background and knowledge of copyright issues gives him excellent credentials to sit on the Copyright Tribunal," Hon Judith Tizard said.

Mr Sumpter has been a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand since 1977 and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 2000. He is a Registered Patent Attorney and Fellow of the Institute of Patent Attorney's of New Zealand.

In 2002 he moved from commercial practice to the University of Auckland, where he researches and lectures in intellectual property within the Law School. He now combines teaching with consultancy work for law firm Chapman Tripp. Prior to this he was for over 20 years a Partner at Kensington Swan dealing with a wide range of intellectual property litigation and commercial transactions including, in particular, copyright and contract disputes.

Mr Sumpter is the author of numerous articles on intellectual property subjects in the New Zealand Intellectual Property Journal, the New Zealand Law Journal and the Australian Intellectual Property Journal.

Additional Information

Role of the Copyright Tribunal

The Tribunal is a statutory body established under the Copyright Act 1994. The role of the Tribunal is to resolve disputes between licensing bodies, or proposed licensing bodies, and those who hold or seek licenses in respect of works of copyright.

Appointment of Members to the Copyright Tribunal

The Tribunal consists of a Chair and two members, who are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Commerce. On 19 September 2002 the Minister of Commerce delegated to the Associate Minister of Commerce, Hon Judith Tizard, responsibility for intellectual property matters, including appointments.

The Tribunal deals with a complex body of law. All members must be able to deal with a diverse range of business and technological matters and are expected to have experience in, or the ability to, interpret legislation. It is also desirable for members to have an interest in copyright issues.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Decision Day: Peters Chooses Labour

Winston Peters says he will form a Government in coalition with Labour and the Greens giving confidence and supply.

Peters said he had been offered the position of Deputy Prime Minister and a number of other ministerial posts would go to his colleagues

He said economic and monetary policy changes were needed to face a coming economic downturn.>>>More

Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election