Who needs ACTA when the US can do it all for us?! (updated)
Who needs ACTA when the US can do it all for us?! (updated)
28 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Having agreed that coercing ISPs with so called safe harbours is a bad idea (ACTA: Latest leak decimates ISP provisions), it now appears that some in the US are intent on going much further by another route in the Countering Online Infringement and Counterfeiting Bill. ...
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Presentation to NZ Computer Society 50th Anniversary Conference
Presentation to NZ Computer Society 50th Anniversary Conference
17 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Analysis of major Cloud provider Ts&Cs
Analysis of major Cloud provider Ts&Cs
17 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Stumbled on a very good analysis and summary of the terms and conditons (Ts&Cs) of many of the major cloud providers ...
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Copyright Owners in UK to be subsidised by ISPs (updated)
Copyright Owners in UK to be subsidised by ISPs (updated)
16 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
There have been a lot of things wrong with New Zealand's attempts to come up with a system to cater for repeat online copyright infringement. Section 92A was a disaster ...
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ACTA: Latest leak decimates ISP provisions
ACTA: Latest leak decimates ISP provisions
06 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
What appears to be the official latest iteration of the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been leaked ...
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3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No1 – intellectual property ownership.
3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No1 – intellectual property ownership.
26 August 2010 | By  Rick Shera
For a business start-up, taking a great idea out of the proverbial garage to commercial success may be beyond the capacity of its creator. External investment capital is often needed ...
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ISP copyright code of practice up (updated)
ISP copyright code of practice up (updated)
06 August 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Computerworld reports some pressure coming to bear in the Roadshow Films v iiNet appeal hearing, for the parties to get together to agree a code of practice. A code was originally envisaged ...
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The (not so) disappearing submission
The (not so) disappearing submission
30 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
I wrote the other day about the New Zealand Law Society's submission on the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. In that submission, NZLS, argues for repeat copyright infringers to be liable to be kicked off the internet completely...
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NZ Law Society wants people kicked off internet completely (updated)
NZ Law Society wants people kicked off internet completely (updated)
28 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
I'm a member of the NZ Law Society. So, I am interested to see that my Society is up tomorrow before the Select Committee dealing with the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill ...
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eBooks and new business models (updated)
eBooks and new business models (updated)
06 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
It is easy to fall into the trap of taking the arguments used by the music and film industries as proxies for the general rights holder community. Equally, the counter-arguments of fair-use and free and open internet adherents tend ...
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iiNet Costs award
iiNet Costs award
28 June 2010 | By  Rick Shera
I have previously commented on the very important decision in the iiNet copyright case (where Australia's 3rd biggest ISP, iiNet, was found not liable for authorising p2p infringement by its customers). An appeal is to be heard in August this year ...
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UK and Canada move copyright goalposts for NZ
UK and Canada move copyright goalposts for NZ
03 June 2010 | By  Rick Shera
First UK, in its Digital Economy Act, and now Canada in its C-32 Bill, have gone with notice and notice, rather than 3 strikes, graduated response or whatever one wants to call the offspring of the now infamous US DMCA. New Zealand should ...
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