Makes me ashamed to be a lawyer
28 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Most people reading this will know about the John Doe lawsuits filed in the US alleging p2p copyright infringement of the Hurt Locker (among other films). They are referred to as John Doe proceedings because, at the time they are filed, the plaintiff does not know the identity of the defendants ... Read More →
Makes me ashamed to be a lawyer
28 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Most people reading this will know about the John Doe lawsuits filed in the US alleging p2p copyright infringement of the Hurt Locker (among other films). They are referred to as John Doe proceedings because, at the time they are filed, the plaintiff does not know the identity of the defendants ...
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A More Flexible Copyright law
A More Flexible Copyright law
27 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Technological change continues to happen at breakneck speed. As I've discussed in relation to areas such as book publishing, what used to be lucrative business models have to adapt or are liable to destruction almost overnight ...
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Judge Harvey Goes Web 2.0
Judge Harvey Goes Web 2.0
26 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Auckland District Court Judge David Harvey, author of internet.law.nz, is one of New Zealand’s most net savvy jurists. A good thing then that he was assigned to hear the case Department of Internal Affairs v. TV Works Limited ...
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Courts moving into the digital age
Courts moving into the digital age
09 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Good to see the passing of the Courts (Remote Participation) Act 2010, which will allow greater use of audio-visual tools in the giving of evidence ...
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New Companies Office Site: When is a director not a director?
New Companies Office Site: When is a director not a director?
28 June 2010 | By  Rick Shera
The new Companies Office site launched over the weekend is excellent in terms of layout, functionality and speed. As Chris Keall says, dispensing with often grindingly slow Java dialogue boxes provides a welcome relief ....
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Tweeting to better writing
Tweeting to better writing
17 May 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Being a lawyer comes with an occupational defect - being too wordy. We can get a bit obsessed with having to cover every base, dot every i and cross every t. That often makes for ...
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