, posted: 26-May-2011 11:19

. . . a long overdue make over for my Geekzone blog, courtesy of Ian Simpson of The Logic Studio in Dunedin. I'm very pleased with the result. The blog looks great and renders well on Firefox 4.x, Chrome 12.x, Safari 5.x and on the browsers that com (read the entire post)...

NZCS Newsline: Taxing software, Chromebooks, Future of ISPs and Copyright

, posted: 14-May-2011 11:16

Subscribe to Newsline | NZCS Website NZCS Newsline14 May 2011 Your weekly dose of ICT news and views This week: Paul Matthews: Taxing times for Software Projects Juha Saarinen: Notbooks Stu Fleming: Tough year ahead for New Zealand ISPs Paul B (read the entire post)...

What "lost sales to piracy"?

, posted: 12-May-2011 13:20

Chris Keall at NBR has looked at the Flicks NZ Cinema Census that apparently asked some 4,000 people about whether or not they download movies without paying - and lots of people do.

Why do they do it? Mainly because you can't get the stuf (read the entire post)...

NZCS Newsline 24

, posted: 6-May-2011 17:31

Subscribe to Newsline | NZCS Website NZCS Newsline6 May 2011 Your weekly dose of ICT news and views This week: Paul Matthews: Overseas influence in NZ Copyright law Juha Saarinen: Mates' termination rates Marie Shroff: Where in the world is our (read the entire post)...

Termination rates and margins

, posted: 5-May-2011 16:13

I see that TUANZ is err, calling for a national day of calling which is a big call although I wish they had called it something else. The media release says this amongst other things: The Commerce Commission has reduced the termination rate for a vo (read the entire post)...

How long does it take before you end up before the Copyright Tribunal?

, posted: 5-May-2011 13:46

There's some confusion as to how long the whole process with infringement notices takes, as per the new Copyright Act.I wasn't sure, so I asked my learned friend, Rick Shera of Lowndes Jordan, who says:

The on-notice period as it is called (read the entire post)...

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)...

NZCS Newsline April 15 2011

, posted: 15-Apr-2011 15:37

Subscribe to Newsline | NZCS Website NZCS Newsline15 April 2011 Your weekly dose of ICT news and views This week Paul Matthews: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Imagining and Law Juha Saarinen: Do you copy? Brett Roberts: Imagine the Buzz Martin (read the entire post)...

VDSL2 installed

, posted: 14-Apr-2011 15:26

Finally, I have mo' betta upstream, courtesy of Snap Internet and Telecom Wholesale.

The download figure might improve as Chorus will rewire the connection soon. Also hope to have a different VDSL2 router than the borrowed Alca (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)...


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