Lowdown Winter 2012
Lowdown Winter 2012
01 June 2012 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2012 Winter edition of Lowdown.
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The Megaupload Saga: An Introduction
The Megaupload Saga: An Introduction
31 May 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Megaupload is described as the biggest copyright case in history. The prosecution seeks to convict those it says have engaged in a worldwide criminal "Mega Conspiracy ... with estimated harm to copyright holders well in excess of US$500 million". The issuing of a criminal indictment in the United States of America on 5 January 2012 ...
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Courts Prepared to Recompense Aggrieved Shareholders
Courts Prepared to Recompense Aggrieved Shareholders
20 May 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
A fellow shareholder has gone off the rails and is causing the company to do various things which are to your detriment. What do you do?
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Greg Ham: Copyright sadness
Greg Ham: Copyright sadness
20 April 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Saddened to hear that the death of Greg Ham of Men at Work may in part be down to overbearing application of copyright law ...
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Draft NZ Cloud Computing Code - Submission
Draft NZ Cloud Computing Code - Submission
16 April 2012 | By  Rick Shera
The New Zealand Computer Society's consultation on the draft NZ Cloud Computing Code of Practice closed a little while ago. Here's Rick Shera's submission ...
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iiNet Copyright Decision Imminent
iiNet Copyright Decision Imminent
13 April 2012 | By  Rick Shera
The long awaited decision of the High Court of Australia in Roadshow Films Pty Limited & Ors v iiNet limited is scheduled to be handed down next Friday 20 April 2012 (ASX announcement by iiNet) ...
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Law must balance protection and access
Law must balance protection and access
10 April 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
If you’ve ever tried to raise capital for your business you’ll know all about the minefield presented by our securities laws. Those laws are there for good reason...
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Private companies must be aware of takeover restrictions
Private companies must be aware of takeover restrictions
05 April 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
Many people don’t realise that the rules governing takeovers can apply to private companies - that is, companies that aren’t listed on the NZX.
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Megaupload 4 get their internet access back
Megaupload 4 get their internet access back
02 April 2012 | By  Rick Shera
After an erudite exposition of the human right nature of internet access by His Honour District Court Judge David Harvey (NZ's most tech savvy jurist), the USA not surprisingly acceded to the accuseds' request to be allowed internet access ...
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The Low Down - Autumn 2012
The Low Down - Autumn 2012
30 March 2012 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2012 Autumn edition of Low Down. In this edition we cover critical Legal Developments, as well impending changes In the Works. We also update you as to Our People.
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Don't like that Court ruling? Sue the Government to have it changed
Don't like that Court ruling? Sue the Government to have it changed
29 March 2012 | By  Rick Shera
I wrote earlier about the issues with the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) investor-state provisions. Those are the provisions which would enable a foreign investor to sue a Government if that Government's proposed law changes would negatively impact a company's investment in that country ...
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Copyright 3strikes price review
Copyright 3strikes price review
16 March 2012 | By  Rick Shera
As promised, MED is consulting on the $25 maximum fee which may be charged by IPAPs (ISPs) for processing notices for copyright owners and otherwise performing IPAP obligations under the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 ...
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