Archive for December, 2008

S92A: Interim Repeat Infringer Termination Policy

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

The Telecommunications Carriers Forum have released a note to ISPs saying that while they're working on a policy that will comply with S92A of the Copyright Act ("An Internet Service Provider must adopt and reasonably implement a policy that provides for termination, in appropriate circumstances, of the account with that ...

Submission on NZ IP law and a free trade agreement with USA

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

SUBMISSION ON THE TRANSPACIFIC STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES To: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade Introduction This Submission is from Nathan Torkington, an author, musician, and software professional whose address is [...]. Summary I strongly oppose any proposals to extend the term of copyright, entrench digital rights management, assign investigation ...

NZ Healthcare

Monday, December 1st, 2008

At the New Zealand Open Source Awards, David Cunliffe (the then Minister of Health as well as of IT) literally tapped me on the shoulder and asked whether I'd be interested in serving on HISAC, the Health Information Strategy Advisory Committee. The health system in NZ, he said, might ...