Privacy Commissioner to get some teeth
Privacy Commissioner to get some teeth
02 August 2011 | By  Rick Shera
The release of the final report in the Law Commission's long running privacy law review foreshadows the Privacy Commissioner being given enhanced powers ...
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Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act - process diagrams
Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act - process diagrams
01 August 2011 | By  Rick Shera
I've been consulting to the Telecommunications Carriers' Forum on copyright issues since the ill-fated introduction of section 92A of the Copyright Act a few years ago ...
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UK ISP injuncted to block Newzbin website. Could it happen in NZ?
UK ISP injuncted to block Newzbin website. Could it happen in NZ?
29 July 2011 | By  Rick Shera
In a decision issued yesterday (67 page PDF), Justice Arnold in the UK High Court, Chancery Division, granted an injunction in a test case against the largest British ISP, BT ...
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Copyright law crashes at last hurdle
Copyright law crashes at last hurdle
07 July 2011 | By  Rick Shera
Until April this year, the Powers that be were doing a good job consulting on the replacement for the infamous three strikes s92A of the Copyright Act - several detailed rounds of consultation and a Bill that, whilst still flawed, did attempt to cure some of the worst excesses. But it all started to go awry in April ...
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The Low Down - Winter 2011
The Low Down - Winter 2011
05 July 2011 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2011 Winter edition of the Low Down. In this edition we cover some critical law Changes in force and In the Works. We also Celebrate the Success of more of our clients and update you as to Our People.
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Copyright Cheapskates
Copyright Cheapskates
01 June 2011 | By  Rick Shera
I've drafted, or been involved with, a number of responses to the Ministry of Economic Development's Discussion Paper on the Regulations (PDF) envisaged by the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 (including those of the Telecommunications Carriers' Forum (PDF) and InternetNZ) ...
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The Low Down - Autumn 2011
The Low Down - Autumn 2011
01 April 2011 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2011 Autumn edition of the Low Down. In this edition we cover some critical Law Changes in force, as well as impending law changes In the Works. We also update you as to Our People.
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US wants to take an axe to New Zealand IP law (updated)
US wants to take an axe to New Zealand IP law (updated)
16 March 2011 | By  Rick Shera
It's one way of negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) I guess. Leak a document containing multiple extreme positions and then gracefully back down in the face of inevitable objection ...
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The Low Down - Special Edition March 2011
The Low Down - Special Edition March 2011
14 March 2011 | By  Lowndes Jordan
There are many legislative changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003 coming into force from 1 April 2011. You will need to review your HR practices and employment agreements and policies to ensure you comply with these changes. We set out brief details of some of these below.
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Prof Susi Frankel to talk on intellectual property aspects of Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
Prof Susi Frankel to talk on intellectual property aspects of Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
22 February 2011 | By  Rick Shera
As a member of IPSANZ, I've just been sent a flyer for a series of talks being given by Professor Susi Frankel of Victoria University, in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, entitled: A US Free Trade Agreement: Important Implications for IP Laws in New Zealand ...
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ISP name suppression proposal needs fixing
ISP name suppression proposal needs fixing
04 February 2011 | By  Rick Shera
Yesterday, I spoke at InternetNZ's very useful workshop on New Zealand's proposed re-write of our name suppression law, along with District Court Judge Harvey, Dr Warren Young of the Law Commission, Tim Pankhurst of the Newspaper Publishers' Association (representing all major daily and weekly newspaper publishers) and David Farrar of kiwiblog. My interest, as I've noted before, is with section 216, which takes the tradtional DMCA ISP notice and take down ...
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The Low Down - Summer 2010
The Low Down - Summer 2010
14 January 2011 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2010 Christmas December edition of the Low Down. In this edition we cover some critical Law Changes in force, as well as impending law changes In the Works. We also update you as to Our People.
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