NZCS Newsline June 10 2011

, posted: 10-Jun-2011 18:42

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This week:
  • Paul Matthews: Innovation and Technology (and a little on patents)
  • Juha Saarinen: Still guilty on accusation?
  • Andy Linton: Anatomy of a legal social engineering attack
  • Budde Findlay: June IT Law Update
  • ICT around town: All the latest ICT-related events in your area
Newsline edited by Juha Saarinen 
This Week at NZCS
Paul Matthews
Innovation and Technology (and a little on patents)
by Paul Matthews, NZCS Chief Executive
Innovation and Technology - the two go hand in hand. In fact I'd go one further and say that, these days, it's near impossible to have one without the other.
However contrary to what some may think, innovation doesn't "just happen". Politicians like to talk about it a lot and most businesses understand the need for it, but in only a small number of organisations does this translate into actual action. But boy, do those that invest in innovation get results!
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Juha Saarinen
Still guilty on accusation?
by Juha Saarinen, Newsline Editor
In the May 27 issue of Newsline, I asked how an Internet account holder could challenge rights holder copyright infringement notices, given how difficult it is to prove that you didn't do it.
I asked the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) the same question, and they kindly sent the below very thorough response.
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Andy Linton
Anatomy of a legal social engineering attack
by Andy Linton, Teaching Fellow, Victoria University
As someone who works at Victoria University teaching Network Engineering, I count myself as pretty tech savvy.
Especially so when it comes to the Internet and networking; over the last twenty years I've worked at a number of Internet Service Providers helping to build the Internet here in New Zealand, Australia and further afield.
However, I'm well aware that to many the workings of the Internet, computers and IT in general are somewhat akin to magic.
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Budde Findlay
June IT Law Update
by Budde Findlay, Lawyers
Can you use monitoring software on employees' computers? Does a compatibility chart for printers infringe copyright? How should you treat second hand licenses? What's the value of ICT contract warranties?
Recent court cases in each of these areas are covered in this IT Law Update from New Zealand lawyers Budde Findlay.
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