Cloud Code defence to Megaupload claims
Cloud Code defence to Megaupload claims
25 January 2012 | By  Rick Shera
The deadline for submissions on the structure for the NZ Cloud Code of Practice is 2 days away (27 January 2012). Given the fears - some misplaced, others not - generated by the Megaupload site takedown, best practice for cloud providers is ...
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Don't like that law? Just sue the Government
Don't like that law? Just sue the Government
12 January 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Even if the proposed trans pacific partnership agreement (TPPA) is net beneficial to New Zealand (and some evidence on that would be good), we should be wary of including the so called investor state provisions ...
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The Low Down - Summer 2011
The Low Down - Summer 2011
23 December 2011 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2011 Summer edition of Low Down. In this edition we cover critical Law Changes in force, as well impending changes In the Works. We also Celebrate the Success of more of our clients and update you as to Our People.
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Show me the Evidence
Show me the Evidence
22 December 2011 | By  Rick Shera
If someone's wrongdoing is causing you serious harm and you need something done about it, you might go to Court to seek an injunction. The Court will want to know that whoever you are accusing actually caused the harm and that the nuclear weapon of an injunction is proportionate and appropriate ...
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Internet Linking and copyright: A blast from the past
Internet Linking and copyright: A blast from the past
20 October 2011 | By  Rick Shera
The Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Crookes v Newton, finding that hyperlinks, of themselves, are not publications in defamation law, brings back fond memories ...
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The Low Down - Spring 2011
The Low Down - Spring 2011
03 October 2011 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2011 Spring edition of Low Down. In this edition we cover critical Law Changes in force, as well impending changes In the Works. We also Celebrate the Success of more of our clients and update you as to Our People.
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ACTA process should not be used for TPP
ACTA process should not be used for TPP
29 September 2011 | By  Rick Shera
New Zealand has just announced that it is to sign the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). I'm not so fussed about that now because ...
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ADLS Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act Seminar
ADLS Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act Seminar
08 September 2011 | By  Rick Shera
I'm speaking at an Auckland District Law Society seminar on New Zealand's new Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Act and associated Regulations, which came into force on 1 September ...
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Privacy Commissioner to get some teeth
Privacy Commissioner to get some teeth
02 August 2011 | By  Rick Shera
The release of the final report in the Law Commission's long running privacy law review foreshadows the Privacy Commissioner being given enhanced powers ...
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Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act - process diagrams
Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act - process diagrams
01 August 2011 | By  Rick Shera
I've been consulting to the Telecommunications Carriers' Forum on copyright issues since the ill-fated introduction of section 92A of the Copyright Act a few years ago ...
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UK ISP injuncted to block Newzbin website. Could it happen in NZ?
UK ISP injuncted to block Newzbin website. Could it happen in NZ?
29 July 2011 | By  Rick Shera
In a decision issued yesterday (67 page PDF), Justice Arnold in the UK High Court, Chancery Division, granted an injunction in a test case against the largest British ISP, BT ...
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Copyright law crashes at last hurdle
Copyright law crashes at last hurdle
07 July 2011 | By  Rick Shera
Until April this year, the Powers that be were doing a good job consulting on the replacement for the infamous three strikes s92A of the Copyright Act - several detailed rounds of consultation and a Bill that, whilst still flawed, did attempt to cure some of the worst excesses. But it all started to go awry in April ...
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