An industry plundered by pirates

, posted: 14-Jan-2012 14:50

I read this story in the Herald about Sione's Wedding 2 earlier today and wondered about the figures quoted in it. Leaving aside the obvious mistake in the first para about the original Sione's Wedding losing $70 million through piracy - that's the e (read the entire post)...



Sign up now for NZNOG 12 in Christchurch

, posted: 11-Jan-2012 13:32

I am told that there are still spaces available for NZNOG 12, so register now. If you do anything Internet related in NZ (and overseas for that matter), the NZNOG 12 conference will be worth attending. Furthermore, I understand beer plays an importan (read the entire post)...



This is how ridiculous the whole Intellectual Property Rights situation is

, posted: 10-Jan-2012 16:29

Watching the Microsoft Consumer Electronics Show 2012 presentation. Well, I'm trying to at least, because.. I'm sorry, but that's just stupid. (read the entire post)...



Finally, some copyright infringement notices

, posted: 7-Jan-2012 17:00

Not for me, but Orcon customer "anonnz", David Zanetti at Tech Liberty blogs. It's a detection notice, sent out by Orcon after a complaint from Warner Music: David notes that the notice probably isn't compliant with the amended Copyright Act, lackin (read the entire post)...



Reviews written by Jergan

, posted: 5-Jan-2012 14:24

I find Amazon mostly annoying because the site and the vendors on it have stuff that's priced really well, and often not available in NZ yet cannot be shipped here. If it can be shipped, the freight cost is often more than the price of the item in qu (read the entire post)...



Yes, this iPod still works

, posted: 18-Dec-2011 20:19

Abby's iPod has taken a beating but it keeps on err, beating. Or delivering the beats. Something.



Screen is smashed but it still works.

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What SOPA means for business and innovation

, posted: 10-Dec-2011 12:35

Unfortunately, it looks like the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA will pass and become law. As Cory Doctorow writes at Boing Boing, SOPA is "a censorship law that gives America the power to censor and shutter any website in the world." SOPA will proba (read the entire post)...



Sony Tablet S reviewed

, posted: 7-Dec-2011 18:16

I had a chance to look at one of Sony's Android offerings, the Tablet S for the NZ Herald. Here's the link the review. Android tablets (and phones) are improving at a rate of knots, and it's quite clear that competing vendors are working hard to h (read the entire post)...



NZCS Newsline: history, asymmetry, testing and tax

, posted: 2-Dec-2011 12:14

Subscribe to Newsline | NZCS Website This Week at NZCS NZCS: Formative years (Part 2 of 4): 1975 - 1985Various NZCS has been part of the IT industry for as long as the industry has existed, celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2010. However the Soc (read the entire post)...



SOPA means the end of the Internet

, posted: 18-Nov-2011 10:54

How does the Stop Online Piracy Act and the associated Protect-IP Act kill the Internet? With DNS blacklisting, Internet filtering and jail time for users and website owners deemed to infringe on copyright. "The worst bill in Internet history" is in (read the entire post)...





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