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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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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