Don't transfer copyright that you need
Don't transfer copyright that you need
02 November 2010 | By  Rick Shera
A tweet from Brenda Wallace (@BR3NDA) reminded me of an issue I've been meaning to raise - copyright in code that you as a coder write for someone else ...
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The pirates are coming! The pirates are coming!
The pirates are coming! The pirates are coming!
27 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
It's always fun to take a look at releases from RIANZ on copyright (tweeting under the name @lovemusicnz). I like to see how an industry which is delivering better returns to musicians and composers year on year will try to convince us that it is foundering at the hands of those dastardly p2p pirates ...
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Whaleoil appeals name suppression conviction (updated)
Whaleoil appeals name suppression conviction (updated)
22 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
It came as no surprise to me that Cameron Slater (Whaleoil) was found guilty of breaching name suppression and victim identification orders by District Court Judge David Harvey ...
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Irish ISP was lucky
Irish ISP was lucky
12 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
I've just read Justice Charleton's decision in EMI Records (Ireland) Limited & ors v UPC Communications Ireland Limited (2009 No. 5472 P, unrep, 11 October 2010). TJ McIntyre, who blogs at IT Law in Ireland, has posted a copy of the decision ...
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Updated: No protection against self-incrimination for computer access
Updated: No protection against self-incrimination for computer access
07 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Questions around removal of the protection against self incrimination came up in the debate over the Search & Surveillance Bill in 2009 and earlier this year. I remember thinking that people obviously didn't realise that protection was already circumscribed ...
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ACTA concerns still but watch out for TPP
ACTA concerns still but watch out for TPP
07 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
The latest ACTA text from the Japan round is out and it's good to see it released officially by the negotiating parties this time.
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ISPs to police NZ name suppression laws (updated)
ISPs to police NZ name suppression laws (updated)
05 October 2010 | By  Rick Shera
The Government has announced proposals to change the law on name suppression. The Law Commission reported on this in 2009 and no doubt Cameron Slater's ill-advised and ultimately illegal crusade has accelerated things ...
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The Low Down - Spring 2010
The Low Down - Spring 2010
04 October 2010 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2010 Spring edition of the Low Down. In this edition we cover some critical Law Changes in force. We also Celebrate the Success of more of our clients and update you as to Our People.
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Who needs ACTA when the US can do it all for us?! (updated)
Who needs ACTA when the US can do it all for us?! (updated)
28 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Having agreed that coercing ISPs with so called safe harbours is a bad idea (ACTA: Latest leak decimates ISP provisions), it now appears that some in the US are intent on going much further by another route in the Countering Online Infringement and Counterfeiting Bill. ...
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Presentation to NZ Computer Society 50th Anniversary Conference
Presentation to NZ Computer Society 50th Anniversary Conference
17 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Analysis of major Cloud provider Ts&Cs
Analysis of major Cloud provider Ts&Cs
17 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Stumbled on a very good analysis and summary of the terms and conditons (Ts&Cs) of many of the major cloud providers ...
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Copyright Owners in UK to be subsidised by ISPs (updated)
Copyright Owners in UK to be subsidised by ISPs (updated)
16 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
There have been a lot of things wrong with New Zealand's attempts to come up with a system to cater for repeat online copyright infringement. Section 92A was a disaster ...
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