13 reasons why the Infringing File Sharing Act is bad for you by Christopher Wood

, posted: 3-May-2011 19:51

See Christopher's original Facebook note here. Many of you have been asking what the big deal is about the new copyright legislation (Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill 119-2). Isn't it a good measure for stopping illegal downloads? (read the entire post)...



DSL in NZ becomes a little faster

, posted: 7-Apr-2011 13:13

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about my stories in the Herald, about the UFB pricing and details. In the stories, I said that DSL is dimensioned with 45kbps per user currently, something that caused Neil Gardner at Telecom to emit howls of protest. (read the entire post)...



Finally, more information on the NZ UFB

, posted: 23-Mar-2011 15:42

I and most others have had little detail on what the government's Ultra-Fast Broadband or UFB project actually entails. We've heard a little bit about the speeds and Slingshot's early announcement with retail pricing for a 30/10Mbps plan, but more de (read the entire post)...



The danger of relying on User Generated Content stored elsewhere

, posted: 24-Dec-2010 10:50

I was trying to figure out the Blackberry plans on Vodafone NZ's website, and spotted this: Hmm. what's that message in the Blackberry square? Oh. DMCA I guess. (read the entire post)...



New unjust copyright law alert: guilty until you prove your innocence

, posted: 5-Nov-2010 11:21

Despite Labour and various lobby groups patting themselves on the back, saying a compromise has been reached that makes the amended copyright law workable and fair, it looks like things have in fact taken a turn for the worse. Please make sure that y (read the entire post)...



Police says no evidence Google committed a crime with Street View Wi-Fi snooping

, posted: 2-Sep-2010 11:20

Received a media release from the NZ Police a moment ago, that seems to say that if you leave your Wi-Fi connection unencrypted so that others can snoop on your data… "tough, you have yourself to blame". We'll see if the Privacy Commissioner ta (read the entire post)...



DMCA used to remove search engine results

, posted: 17-Aug-2010 15:51

Here's something at least I haven't come across before, namely Google removing results due to DMCA complaints. This seems to be a fairly new method to go after alleged intellectual property and copyright infringers.

Click on the links in t (read the entire post)...



Orcon launched iPhones in NZ well before anyone else

, posted: 14-Jul-2010 11:30

Yes, that's the truth: Seeby Woodhouse's merry band at Orcon were first in New Zealand with iPhones by a country mile. In fact, Orcon may have had iPhones in New Zealand as early as 1997; I've asked Seeby to give me the history behind the devices and (read the entire post)...



"Right to broadband" in Finland

, posted: 5-Jul-2010 15:59

There's some interesting discussion in Dot En Zed around the Finnish initiative that appears to guarantee broadband with at least 1Mbit/s downstream speed to everyone. Colin Jackson's blog for instance makes some good points.

Unlike France (read the entire post)...



Got the snip

, posted: 1-Jul-2010 19:21



I've been waiting for the diggers outside to cut through the phone cable in the road for two days now. Today afternoon it happened and here is the evidence.

The Chorus techies are working on it as we speak, and expect the cable (read the entire post)...





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