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Copy wrong? Copy right!

Article – Internet NZ This is a blog post that has appeared on InternetNZ’s website at: https://internetnz.nz/blog/copy-wrong-copy-right . If you would like to be removed from the list that receives blog posts, please email david@internetnz.net.nz .Copy wrong? Copy right! This is a blog post that has appeared on InternetNZ’s website at: https://internetnz.nz/blog/copy-wrong-copy-right. If you would like to be removed from the list that receives blog posts, please email david@internetnz.net.nz. By Andrew Cushen Copyright. Its a big issue in an Internet context for a few reasons: 1. Ever since Napster burst onto the scene 15 years ago, the Internet has been regarded as public enemy #1 by the entertainment industry. We still see this playing out today with Global Mode in the last couple of weeks. This encourages the entertainment industry to constantly look for “innovations” in legislation and technical protection that seeks to limit the internet’s ability to share copyrighted works. We get concerned about these things because most of the time, those ideas also risk breaking the Internet. 2. We think there might be even more “innovations” on Copyright coming as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – but we don’t know, because we don’t get to see the negotiating text. And those ideas might pose threats to the fair functioning of the Internet too. 3. Re-conceiving what Copyright really means is a big opportunity for how...

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InternetNZ applauds New Zealand’s strength at TPP table

Press Release – Internet NZ InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) applauds the position of Minister Tim Groser and his team of negotiators in standing strong on New Zealands copyright position during TPP negotiations. InternetNZ applauds New Zealand’s strength at TPP table InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) applauds the position of Minister Tim Groser and his team of negotiators in standing strong on New Zealand’s copyright position during TPP negotiations. The leaked August text shows that the New Zealand negotiators have remained resolute in defending New Zealand’s fair and balanced copyright framework – in the face of the United States’ aggressive moves. Chief Executive Jordan Carter says it is a credit to Minister Groser and the Government more broadly that they have taken this intelligent stance, and he hopes it is one that the Government will stay true to as 11th hour negotiations draw near. “Rights that New Zealanders enjoy under our copyright framework, and our ability to adjust copyright as our digital economy evolves, are crucial to New Zealand’s economic future. Any horse trading to get the TPP over the line must not sacrifice the huge economic opportunity presented by digital exports. “If the United States gets what it wants then New Zealand loses out on content. As the Ultra Fast Broadband initiative is rolled out, enabling us to get content faster, this could take away our ability to...

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GoldsteinReport via INZ general internet news

Press Release – Internet NZ nz: Offensive Facebook page sparks concern GoldsteinReport via INZ general internet news nz: Offensive Facebook page sparks concern nz: Clampdown on music piracy heats up Mobile internet devices ‘will outnumber humans this year’ OECD: Mobile broadband subscriptions near 700 million in the OECD area [news release] nz: Widespread spam email problems reported Kiwis keep falling for scams despite alerts nz: Spammers breach security to hijack email accounts Egypt court suspends YouTube over anti-Islam film Mega mates Former InternetNZ head named as Mega boss Napier mate’s empire a pillar in new venture Former InternetNZ boss to head Dotcom’s Mega Former InternetNZ boss appointed Mega CEO Internet boss joins Dotcom’s Mega Ex-InternetNZ head named Mega boss Mega Announces A New Full Time CEO Top New Zealand web exec joins Kim Dotcom, compares Mega to Google Vikram Kumar Is The New CEO Of Mega Kim Dotcom’s Mega gets a new CEO: Entrepreneur and open Internet advocate Vikram Kumar steps in Ex-InternetNZ head new Mega CEO [AAP] Mega Appoints Full Time CEO, Boasts About 2.5 Million Users Kim Dotcom’s Mega Gets A Full Time CEO To Build Out Its 2.5M User-Base Mega recruits open Internet advocate as new CEO Mega switches CEOs, Dotcom readies message for US govt Mega Hires ex InternetNZ head as new CEO Mega: új vezérrel erősít Kim Dotcom au/nz: Phone companies face transtasman roaming...

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International coalition favours Kiwi position on Copyright

Press Release – Internet NZ InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) notes that the largest coalition of civil society groups to speak out on US copyright proposals in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has today indicated support for New Zealand’s counterproposal.International coalition favours Kiwi position on Copyright in TPP Media release – 30 August 2012 InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) notes that the largest coalition of civil society groups to speak out on US copyright proposals in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has today indicated support for New Zealand’s counterproposal. In a joint statement published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the coalition roundly criticised the US proposal for “exceptions and limitations” to the rights of copyright owners, stating that the proposed text “would do little to incorporate public interest concerns in the TPP’s copyright chapter.” Such concerns include greater legal obligations on ISPs and restricting “rights that are essential to access to information, culture, science, education and innovation.” InternetNZ Policy Lead Susan Chalmers says exceptions and limitations to copyright are important for the public interest because they make sure that the monopoly rights granted to copyright owners are not abused. “For example, New Zealand’s copyright law has special provisions for ‘transient’ copying that are designed to ensure that ISPs and other Internet intermediaries – like search engines and other web services – avoid undue legal headaches for routine transmission of...

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LIANZA joins Fair Deal Coalition

Press Release – Internet NZ The ‘Fair Deal’ coalition is pleased to announce that LIANZA (the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) has joined the group’s ranks. LIANZA joins Fair Deal Coalition Media Release – 20 July 2012 This release is available online at http://tinyurl.com/77nskyb The ‘Fair Deal’ coalition is pleased to announce that LIANZA (the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) has joined the group’s ranks. Launched last week, the Fair Deal campaign is driven by organisations concerned about possible changes to the country’s copyright law under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Fair Deal spokesperson Susan Chalmers says LIANZA has strengthened the coalition’s voice, describing their involvement as a sign of growing cross-sector unease at US copyright proposals. LIANZA spokesperson Tony Millett says it wants to ensure that New Zealand libraries and their users are not disadvantaged by further changes to the country’s copyright law. “The TPP is understood to include a significant extension to the length of copyright, keeping works out of the public domain for longer. Also concerning for libraries is that the TPP could see a ban on parallel importing. This would result in an increase in the purchase prices of library materials, seriously affecting the number of works libraries are able to acquire.” In addition, the TPP might see an increase in the protection given to technological protection measures (TPMs). Millett...

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