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Oracle
Oracle vs Rimini Street - lessons for the A/NZ channel
The US legal battle over software copyright could have consequences for vendors and providers here in Australia and New Zealand.
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Film
Kim Dotcom film up for best documentary at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
A film about entrepreneur and former MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is up for best documentary at this year’s Asia-Pacific Screen Awards.
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Video
Facebook Rights Manager gets an upgrade as it cracks down on stolen video content
Facebook users who upload original video to Facebook have updated their tools to stop other people stealing, breaching copyrights & taking ad revenue.
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Copyright
Microsoft OEM reseller to pay $250,000 in damages for copyright infringement
One Australian reseller will pay $250,000 following an out of court settlement, while the courts have found in favour of Microsoft in a second case.
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Copyright
InternetNZ says TPP's 'digital locks' will stifle innovation
InternetNZ has made its submission towards the TPP Amendment Bill, saying the legislation will make copyright laws less fair and stifle innovation.
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Education New Zealand
Understanding copyright for schools
Copyright describes a set of exclusive rights that are given to owners in relation to the creation of audio, image or video works, says NetSafe.
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Copyright
InternetNZ on how the TPPA impacts internet policy
“Copyright should not be subject to closed door deals. This approach breeds distrust and suspicion."
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Government
In the innovative world... patent is a virtue
"This legislation will bring New Zealand patent law into the 21st century with a more consistent, high quality patent examination process."
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Government
New dawn for New Zealand patent landscape
Wednesday, August 28 marked the biggest shake up in New Zealand’s Intellectual Property landscape in more than 50 years...
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Government
IT pros welcome passing of Patents Bill
The Institute of IT Professionals welcomes the near unanimous passing of the Patents Bill in Parliament, effectively removing software patents from New Zealand.
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New Zealand Schools
Students encouraged to mashup and remix digital content
Students have the opportunity to predict the future with the final round of DigitalNZ’s Mix and Mash competition which closes in November.
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ICT
7 reasons why companies should monitor the competition’s patents…
With the pace of business and speed of technology ever increasing, even a small difference that gives one company’s products or services an advantage can mean big differences in market share.
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Government
Should creative and internet industries review NZ copyright laws?
New Zealand’s creative and internet industries should instigate a review of copyright laws, given the government appears to have abandoned a commitment to hold such a review this year.
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Government
Should pressured NZ bow to Dotcom demands?
Kim Dotcom may be wanted in the US for alleged copyright crimes, but should New Zealand bow to such demands for extradition?
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Piracy
When good times go bad: Karaoke for a song nets jail term
In a tale that has nothing to do with RIANZ, a Rotorua karaoke king and intellectual property pirate has landed himself in jail by on-selling tracks made by someone else.
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Copyright
First copyright casualty in NZ
RIANZ fines the first Kiwi music pirate, issuing a $616 penalty under new file-sharing laws.
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Government
PM slams govt spies in Dotcom case
John Key demands answers from the national's secretive intelligence agency over 'unlawful' acquisition of Megaupload case communications.
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Apple
An Apple a day keeps Samsung away
World's most valuable company seeks more damages from South Korean rival over alleged further design infringements.
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CFO
Dotcom disclosure unnecessary court hears
New Zealand court-ordered discovery of evidence held by the US Federal government is a step too far the Court of Appeal heard today.
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Kim Dotcom
Documents appeal lands Dotcom in court
Megaupload founder comes before the Court of Appeal in Wellington today to fight a U.S. appeal over next year's extradition hearings.
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Apple
Kiwis ignore internet piracy law
New Zealand revealed as worst offenders for illegal downloading online
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Copyright
'The Oatmeal' in copyright stoush
Online comic artist takes legal fight to content aggregator.
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Piracy
Game of Pirates
Second series of Game of Thrones on track to become most pirated show of 2012.
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TelstraClear
Too soon for copyright infringement fee review
Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran agrees with a panel of ISP legal reps that there's not enough information to say how the charge is working.