Anonymised Data in the UK and US: Seminar
Anonymised Data in the UK and US: Seminar
14 February 2012 | By  Rick Shera
The New Zealand Information Security Forum is hosting a special 1 hour seminar from a couple of visiting experts ...
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Copyright: Death by Digitisation?
Copyright: Death by Digitisation?
09 February 2012 | By  Rick Shera
Just a quick post triggered by two court cases from opposite sides of the world. In the first, Optus in Australia succeeded at first instance in batting away a claim that its TVNow product infringes copyright in the National Rugby League/Australian Football League's programmes ...
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Reforms to ground rules of finance markets gather pace
Reforms to ground rules of finance markets gather pace
02 February 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
If you’re a regular investor, you’ll know that the rules governing the conduct of New Zealand’s financial markets are in the midst of a complete overhaul. Draft legislation was introduced into Parliament late last year.
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Updated: IFPI on New Zealand: Good and Bad
Updated: IFPI on New Zealand: Good and Bad
25 January 2012 | By  Rick Shera
I see IFPI (the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) has published what it calls its annual "report card" ...
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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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