Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, March 10th, 2016 - 24 comments
… but the courts may beg to differ.
Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, March 13th, 2014 - 6 comments
International, cronyist, corporate capitalism skews democratic processes in NZ, making it harder for the majority of battling Kiwis to get a fair go – harder to ensure all New Zealanders live in a society that works for them. The TPPA is a power-play between the US and other powerful countries. There’s nothing in it for NZ. National Day of action March 29th, 2014.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, April 26th, 2013 - 21 comments
Today’s anonymous Dominion Post editorial points to the beginning of John Key’s fall from grace. It centres on Key’s personal qualities, continues to support the MSM’s support of personality politics, glosses over the serious issues masked by Key’s (alleged) amnesia, and uses a false equivalence with Helen Clark.
Written By: - Date published: 11:36 am, April 11th, 2013 - 77 comments
The PM, Fletcher, the GCSB – questions need answering: why, when, where, who? It’s all about intellectual property, global commerce and international networks. From London to Aus 2009, to NZ 2010, then down the rabbit hole to Dotcom, Hobbits & uncertain links with complex global money mazes.
Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, April 3rd, 2013 - 89 comments
Key & Rennie say Ian Fletcher was the most suitable candidate to head the GCSB? His CV includes working on intellectual property, globalisation and free trade, & was private secretary to the Blair minister who fudged the legal advice on attacking Iraq.
Written By: - Date published: 2:38 pm, August 30th, 2012 - 93 comments
When businesses like Apple patent hand waving, obvious design, round corners, or software (which in a way is like patenting maths), we all lose. I’m not pleased with Craig Foss’s “minor amendment” to our block on software patents, but I like this SMBC cartoon…
Written By: - Date published: 6:54 pm, January 31st, 2012 - 3 comments
We need better answers than just “stricter enforcement” to solve the copyright debate – we need some fresh ideas.