ACTA concerns still but watch out for TPP
ACTA concerns still but watch out for TPP
07 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
The latest ACTA text from the Japan round is out and it's good to see it released officially by the negotiating parties this time.
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ISPs to police NZ name suppression laws (updated)
ISPs to police NZ name suppression laws (updated)
05 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
The Government has announced proposals to change the law on name suppression. The Law Commission reported on this in 2009 and no doubt Cameron Slater's ill-advised and ultimately illegal crusade has accelerated things ...
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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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Whaleoil blogger convicted of breaching name suppression orders
Whaleoil blogger convicted of breaching name suppression orders
14 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
No real surprise that Cameron Slater (of Whaleoil blog) has been convicted on 9 of 10 counts of breaching name suppression/victim ID orders ...
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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: No2 - Securities Act compliance
3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No2 - Securities Act compliance
01 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
In my previous post I talked about how important it is to make sure that your company actually owns the intellectual property that justifies the investment value. If you don't get that right, then you can find that investors devalue the company, or, worse still, are scared off altogether. But, if you get Securities Act compliance wrong ...
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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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