3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No2 - Securities Act compliance
3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No2 - Securities Act compliance
01 September 2010 | By  Rick Shera
In my previous post I talked about how important it is to make sure that your company actually owns the intellectual property that justifies the investment value. If you don't get that right, then you can find that investors devalue the company, or, worse still, are scared off altogether. But, if you get Securities Act compliance wrong ...
Read More →
3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No1 – intellectual property ownership.
3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No1 – intellectual property ownership.
26 August 2010 | By  Rick Shera
For a business start-up, taking a great idea out of the proverbial garage to commercial success may be beyond the capacity of its creator. External investment capital is often needed ...
Read More →
ACTA rolls into Washington DC
ACTA rolls into Washington DC
16 August 2010 | By  Rick Shera
In a drive to have the ACTA (Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) done and dusted by the end of this year, the tempo of meetings has been increased with another one starting today in Washington DC, USA, only a little over a month since the last round in Lucerne, Switzerland ...
Read More →
ISP copyright code of practice up (updated)
ISP copyright code of practice up (updated)
06 August 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Computerworld reports some pressure coming to bear in the Roadshow Films v iiNet appeal hearing, for the parties to get together to agree a code of practice. A code was originally envisaged ...
Read More →
The (not so) disappearing submission
The (not so) disappearing submission
30 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
I wrote the other day about the New Zealand Law Society's submission on the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. In that submission, NZLS, argues for repeat copyright infringers to be liable to be kicked off the internet completely...
Read More →
NZ Law Society wants people kicked off internet completely (updated)
NZ Law Society wants people kicked off internet completely (updated)
28 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
I'm a member of the NZ Law Society. So, I am interested to see that my Society is up tomorrow before the Select Committee dealing with the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill ...
Read More →
Makes me ashamed to be a lawyer
Makes me ashamed to be a lawyer
28 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Most people reading this will know about the John Doe lawsuits filed in the US alleging p2p copyright infringement of the Hurt Locker (among other films). They are referred to as John Doe proceedings because, at the time they are filed, the plaintiff does not know the identity of the defendants ...
Read More →
Hector's World Gets Rave Review
Hector's World Gets Rave Review
28 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Liz Butterfield, Managing Director of Hectors World (of which I have the privilege of being chair), just rang me to let me know that an influential US blog (which we've never heard of or had any contact with) has issued a rave review supporting what we are doing ...
Read More →
A More Flexible Copyright law
A More Flexible Copyright law
27 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Technological change continues to happen at breakneck speed. As I've discussed in relation to areas such as book publishing, what used to be lucrative business models have to adapt or are liable to destruction almost overnight ...
Read More →
Judge Harvey Goes Web 2.0
Judge Harvey Goes Web 2.0
26 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Auckland District Court Judge David Harvey, author of internet.law.nz, is one of New Zealand’s most net savvy jurists. A good thing then that he was assigned to hear the case Department of Internal Affairs v. TV Works Limited ...
Read More →
The Low Down - Winter 2010
The Low Down - Winter 2010
12 July 2010 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2010 Winter 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.
Read More →
Courts moving into the digital age
Courts moving into the digital age
09 July 2010 | By  Rick Shera
Good to see the passing of the Courts (Remote Participation) Act 2010, which will allow greater use of audio-visual tools in the giving of evidence ...
Read More →