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, posted: 2-Sep-2011 14:20

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2 September 2011

This week

  • Paul Matthews: Government and Innovation (Part 4 of 5)
  • NZCS: Press Release: Cloud Computing Code of Practice
  • Juha Saarinen: Costly copyright enforcement confusion
  • Dr Don Brash: Elections 2011 (4 of 4): ACT Party of New Zealand
  • Patrick McCalman: Business structures and tax avoidance
  • ICT around town: All the latest ICT-related events in your area

Newsline edited by Juha Saarinen


This Week at NZCS

Paul Matthews

Government and Innovation (Part 4 of 5)
by Paul Matthews, NZCS Chief Executive

Over the last few weeks we've looked into some of the barriers to technology innovation in New Zealand and some simple, concrete steps that could be taken to address them.
Last week we looked at "IT Skills" and the week before "Mindset". This week I want to explore the role Government could and should play.

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Press Release: Cloud Computing Code of Practice
A consortium of significant players in the New Zealand Cloud Computing industry today announced plans for the development of a voluntary Cloud Computing Code of Practice to inform and safeguard the public around Cloud Computing issues.

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Taku Waimarie Hoki!

Juha Saarinen

Costly copyright enforcement confusion
by Juha Saarinen, Newsline 2.0 editor

The first week of the new anti-filesharing law being enforced in New Zealand was pretty un-dramatic. An expected deluge of infringement notices from rights holders failed to materialise, perhaps due to the $25 processing fee payable to ISPs for each allegation and the big chunk of information required to support it.
What has become clear however is just how... err, unclear the new law is. End-users are wondering if it applies to everything on the Internet, on which by definition everything is built upon file sharing.

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Dr Don Brash

Election 2011 (4 of 4): ACT Party of New Zealand
by Dr Don Brash, Leader, ACT Party of New Zealand

With the election only three months away NZCS Newsline invited the five main political parties to put forward a summary of their policies and vision for the future of ICT should they be elected in November.
In the last instalment of this series, ACT's Dr Don Brash unveils ACT's ICT policy and vision for the future.

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Patrick McCalman

Business structures and tax avoidance
by Patrick McCalman, Partner, Taxation Advisory Services, Deloitte

What's the difference between an orthopaedic surgeon and a software developer?
Probably a great deal but potentially little when it comes to tax. Last week saw the release of the Supreme Court decision in the case Penny & Hooper v CIR.

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