Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels (FCV’s):
Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels (FCV’s):
19 February 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The 27 or so FCV's operating in New Zealand account for about half of the fish landed from our EEZ and bring with them some significant economic benefits. However FCV's have not been without their problems...
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Irish Court says Facebook doesn't have to filter posts
Irish Court says Facebook doesn't have to filter posts
13 February 2013 | By  Rick Shera
It's good to see Courts in various jurisdictions getting it. They understand that it is practically impossible and legally unjustified to try to impose on online service providers a duty to filter or otherwise proactively monitor content as it is uploaded and shared ...
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Marine Legislation Bill - Ports and Harbour Safety
Marine Legislation Bill - Ports and Harbour Safety
04 December 2012 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The Marine Legislation Bill (Bill) is presently before Parliament. The Bill seeks to make changes to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) which are intended to come into force on 1 April 2013...
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Marine Legislation Bill - Various Amendments
Marine Legislation Bill - Various Amendments
04 December 2012 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
The Marine Legislation Bill (Bill) is presently before Parliament.  It makes a number of changes to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) which are intended to come into force on 1 April 2013...
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Marine Legislation Bill - Amendments
Marine Legislation Bill - Amendments
04 December 2012 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
THE MARINE LEGISLATION BILL - Amendments to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) and the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012...
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Google avoids liability in NZ
Google avoids liability in NZ
25 September 2012 | By  Rick Shera
It had to happen - Google getting sued here for search results linking to allegedly defamatory material - it's happened in most other jurisdictions (with mixed results). In this case, A, a medical practitioner...
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Don't Surf the Web
Don't Surf the Web
10 September 2012 | By  Rick Shera
A colleague sent me the sentencing remarks for Anton Vickerman (link is to a pdf download - decision also available below), who was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment...
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Facebook User Generated Content is Advertising (in Australia but not in New Zealand - updated)
Facebook User Generated Content is Advertising (in Australia but not in New Zealand - updated)
06 August 2012 | By  Rick Shera
A decision of the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) should send a warning to advertisers - and not just in Australia. In the decision...
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TPP Presentation - transparency
TPP Presentation - transparency
14 June 2012 | By  Rick Shera
I spoke about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement at the monthly meeting of New Zealand Information Security Forum ...
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Oracle v Google: US-NZ Interoperability
Oracle v Google: US-NZ Interoperability
05 June 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Rather than reading distillations of the Oracle v Google decision on copyrightability of application programming interfaces (APIs), anyone at all interested in the area should read Alsup J's judgment itself ...
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The Megaupload Saga: An Introduction
The Megaupload Saga: An Introduction
31 May 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Megaupload is described as the biggest copyright case in history. The prosecution seeks to convict those it says have engaged in a worldwide criminal "Mega Conspiracy ... with estimated harm to copyright holders well in excess of US$500 million". The issuing of a criminal indictment in the United States of America on 5 January 2012 ...
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Greg Ham: Copyright sadness
Greg Ham: Copyright sadness
20 April 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Saddened to hear that the death of Greg Ham of Men at Work may in part be down to overbearing application of copyright law ...
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