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The Law Commission is an independent, publicly funded, central advisory body established by statute to undertake the systematic review, reform and development of the law of New Zealand. Its purpose is to help achieve law that is just, principled, and accessible, and that reflects the heritage and aspirations of the peoples of New Zealand.

The Commissioners are:
Hon Justice Grant Hammond – President
Emeritus Professor John Burrows QC 
George Tanner QC
Professor Geoff McLay

The General Manager of the Law Commission is Brigid Corcoran
The office of the Law Commission is at Level 19, HP Tower, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington
Postal address: PO Box 2590, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Document Exchange Number: sp 23534
Telephone: (04) 473-3453, Facsimile: (04) 471-0959




National Library of New Zealand Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

The news media meets “new media” [electronic resource] : rights,
responsibilities and regulation in the digital age.
(Issues paper ; 27)
ISBN 978-1-877569-28-9
1. Press law—New Zealand. 2. Digital media—Law and legislation—
New Zealand. 3 Social media—Law and legislation—New Zealand.
4. Freedom of speech—New Zealand. 5. Web 2.0.
I. New Zealand. Law Commission.
II. Series: Issues paper (New Zealand. Law Commission : Online) ; 27.

This paper may be cited as NZLC IP27

This Issues Paper is also available on the internet at the Law Commission’s website: