Law must balance protection and access
Law must balance protection and access
10 April 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
If you’ve ever tried to raise capital for your business you’ll know all about the minefield presented by our securities laws. Those laws are there for good reason...
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Private companies must be aware of takeover restrictions
Private companies must be aware of takeover restrictions
05 April 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
Many people don’t realise that the rules governing takeovers can apply to private companies - that is, companies that aren’t listed on the NZX.
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Megaupload 4 get their internet access back
Megaupload 4 get their internet access back
02 April 2012 | By  Rick Shera
After an erudite exposition of the human right nature of internet access by His Honour District Court Judge David Harvey (NZ's most tech savvy jurist), the USA not surprisingly acceded to the accuseds' request to be allowed internet access ...
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The Low Down - Autumn 2012
The Low Down - Autumn 2012
30 March 2012 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2012 Autumn edition of Low Down. In this edition we cover critical Legal Developments, as well impending changes In the Works. We also update you as to Our People.
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Don't like that Court ruling? Sue the Government to have it changed
Don't like that Court ruling? Sue the Government to have it changed
29 March 2012 | By  Rick Shera
I wrote earlier about the issues with the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) investor-state provisions. Those are the provisions which would enable a foreign investor to sue a Government if that Government's proposed law changes would negatively impact a company's investment in that country ...
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Copyright 3strikes price review
Copyright 3strikes price review
16 March 2012 | By  Rick Shera
As promised, MED is consulting on the $25 maximum fee which may be charged by IPAPs (ISPs) for processing notices for copyright owners and otherwise performing IPAP obligations under the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 ...
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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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