Dotcom Decision: Some Initial Observations
Dotcom Decision: Some Initial Observations
21 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
These are just some initial thoughts, but it is clear that no matter what happens on appeal, this case will have signification ramifications in both the copyright and criminal law spheres ... Read More →
Dotcom Decision: Some Initial Observations
Dotcom Decision: Some Initial Observations
21 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
These are just some initial thoughts, but it is clear that no matter what happens on appeal, this case will have signification ramifications in both the copyright and criminal law spheres ...
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Rubbing Salt in the Cox Wound
Rubbing Salt in the Cox Wound
16 February 2017 | By  Rick Shera
Having been slammed in 2016 with a USD25 million damages award by a US jury, Cox Communications has now had USD8 million costs award made against it in the case ...
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A tale of two courts, two countries and two ISPs: iiNet and Cox
A tale of two courts, two countries and two ISPs: iiNet and Cox
19 August 2016 | By  Rick Shera
It is unusual to get cases in different jurisdictions with such similar facts that they allow us to directly compare the application of law in those jurisdictions. For copyright geeks, the comparison between the US case BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v Cox Communications, Inc and the Australian case Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Limited[1] is therefore something to be savoured...
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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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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
12 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
After more than half a decade, the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement between Australia, Brunei, ​Canada, Chile​, ​Japan​, Malaysia​, Mexico​, New Zealand, Peru​, Singapore, United States​ of America and Vietnam, concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 5 October 2015 ...
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It’s happened in Australia.  Could a copyright owner force an ISP to give up alleged copyright infringers’ names in New Zealand?
It’s happened in Australia. Could a copyright owner force an ISP to give up alleged copyright infringers’ names in New Zealand?
11 April 2015 | By  Rachael Cederwall  | Rick Shera
The Federal Court of Australia has decided that Australian ISPs must provide users’ details to Voltage Pictures, the owner of the copyright in the film Dallas Buyers Club. But, could this happen in New Zealand? Is there scope for a New Zealand court to make a similar order under New Zealand’s pre-trial discovery rules? ...
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User Generated Content hosts breathe sigh of relief
User Generated Content hosts breathe sigh of relief
23 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The New Zealand Court of Appeal has just released its much awaited decision in the ​Murray v Wishart defamation strikeout case. The case concerned​​ a campaign run by Mr and Mrs Murray, on Facebook and twitter​​, against the publication of a book by Mr Wishart and his publishing company concerning the death of the young Kahui twins.
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