Harmful Digital Communications Act - Update
Harmful Digital Communications Act - Update
21 December 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 was passed into law with the changes suggested by the Select Committee incorporated ... Read More →
Harmful Digital Communications Act - Update
Harmful Digital Communications Act - Update
21 December 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 was passed into law with the changes suggested by the Select Committee incorporated ...
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How to Slam a Cyber-squatter
How to Slam a Cyber-squatter
25 September 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The .nz domain name dispute resolution service has been successful in providing an inexpensive, fast track method for people who have rights in a domain name to prevent those who do not - so called cyber-squatters - from using that name. However, sometimes, even that is not fast enough, especially where there is fraud involved ...
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Action Required: Huge change for New Zealand domain name space
Action Required: Huge change for New Zealand domain name space
23 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
From 1pm, 30 September 2014, you will be able register directly in the top level .nz domain space. So, you'll be able to get [anyname].nz rather than [anyname].co.nz or [anyname].org.nz, for example. This is a huge change - the biggest since .nz began around 25 years ago.
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Beware the full frontal selfie
Beware the full frontal selfie
20 April 2014 | By  Rick Shera
Aaron Smith is an All Black rugby player. In New Zealand that means anything he does is newsworthy but it's hard to imagine anything more likely to attract publicity than his full frontal nude selfie that made its way to twitter recently. The way in which this occurred though raises important privacy and criminal law questions.
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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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Regulating that new fangled wild west internet thingy
Regulating that new fangled wild west internet thingy
22 November 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Simon Power - law reform Minister extraordinaire - recently pronounced the internet the "wild west" and has therefore asked to the Law Commission to see how he can plug the gaps ...
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Whaleoil appeals name suppression conviction (updated)
Whaleoil appeals name suppression conviction (updated)
22 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
It came as no surprise to me that Cameron Slater (Whaleoil) was found guilty of breaching name suppression and victim identification orders by District Court Judge David Harvey ...
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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
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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Hector's World Gets Rave Review
Hector's World Gets Rave Review
28 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Liz Butterfield, Managing Director of Hectors World (of which I have the privilege of being chair), just rang me to let me know that an influential US blog (which we've never heard of or had any contact with) has issued a rave review supporting what we are doing ...
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