Call For Papers WELLINGTON 2010

, posted: 1-Jul-2009 15:32

=== Call For Papers === ( ) is pleased to announce the
opening of its Call for Papers for the coming, LCA2010!

LCA2010 will be held from Monday 18 Jan (read the entire post)...

Draconian copyright law: Section 92 a SCRAPPED

, posted: 23-Mar-2009 17:37

NBR reports

Prime Minister John Key has announced that the government will throw out the controversial Section 92A of the Copyright Amendment (New Technologies) Act and start again.

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Section 92 - Public Demonstration

, posted: 18-Feb-2009 10:32

Public Demonstration

copied from creative freedom foundation

In Wellington on the steps of Parliament on Thursday 19th at 12:30 with a petition handover at 1pm. This is a postive event where we will hand out hundreds of CDs (read the entire post)...


, posted: 4-Feb-2009 20:04

i interupt to "war on copy right" for a public announement:

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will new zealand extend copyright to 80 years after artist death?

, posted: 2-Feb-2009 20:06

There has been talk of New Zealand changing from 50 years after artist's death, to 80, in order to secure a "free trade" deal the the USA.

See here one of the protest videos from the EU - worth the watch given all the citations.
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Postal metaphor

, posted: 28-Jan-2009 17:20

Imagine if NZ Post was required to keep a photocopy of every thing you send in the post, unsealing the evelope to do so - including all your credit card statements, confidential contracts, love letters, photos of your kids sent to their grandma. Imag (read the entire post)...

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Mystic Bloggers Predict the Future

, posted: 28-Jan-2009 14:06

Last night i dreamed i did some public speaking, and then i won a sparkly pink tiara with pink fur trim.

Turns out it was true!

i think this means i'm now supreme blogge (read the entire post)...

Learning to Learn - Love is a better master than duty

, posted: 28-Jan-2009 13:36

Mel Chua and Walter Bender, both contributor/leaders in the OLPC and Sugar Project world, came to visit Wellington yesterday

Walter gave a short talk on sugar, the software that runs on most OneLaptopPerChild XO-laptops.

He (read the entire post)...

The greatest enemy of freedom is a happy slave

, posted: 27-Jan-2009 13:12

On Monday night, i attended a talk by Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems.

He spoke on different models for getting opensource into new places, and organisations finding the true value of opensource is in the cont (read the entire post)...

magic anti-piracy wand

, posted: 24-Jan-2009 19:38

Over in Oz, where new copyright law is worded almost the same as in New Zealand, ISPs decided it is only "reasonable circumstances" to disconnect their customer from the internet when there is a court order, and accusations in unclear cases they refe (read the entire post)...

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are you an internet addict?

, posted: 24-Jan-2009 19:21

A story appeared on about internet addiction.

It is curious the regard some folks have for internet, and in an attempt to illistrate this, I've taken the "test" portion of the article and replaced "online" and "internet " w (read the entire post)...

Announcement: Linux Conference coming to Wellington next.

, posted: 24-Jan-2009 10:26

Here's the worst kept best secret in Wellington - is heading to wellington for 2010. This was finally officially announced at the 2009 conference final dinner in Hobart last night.

It began as a lunch time conversation in S (read the entire post)...

Librarians join protest against New Zealand's "Guilt on Accusation"

, posted: 23-Jan-2009 12:53

"Librarians join protest against implementation of new section of Copyright Act

LIANZA, the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, representing 460 public, educational, commercial, industrial, legal and government l (read the entire post)...

Copyright Infringers Guilty apon Accusation - war of words

, posted: 21-Jan-2009 15:59

I'm suprised and saddened that APRA are joining the pro-section92 brigade. Large numbers of their members don't agree with APRA's stance.

Here's a recent timeline of press releases and replies:

green = Creative Freedom Found (read the entire post)...

Thousands of Artists Against Guilt Upon Accusation Laws

, posted: 20-Jan-2009 15:39

The Creative Freedom Foundation announced today that thousands of artists have signed their petition against the removal of New Zealander's rights through changes in copyright law, purportedly done in the name of protecting artists and creativity. Th (read the entire post)...

Group petitions against copyright law changes

, posted: 9-Jan-2009 10:56

Group petitions against copyright law changes | TECHNOLOGY

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith speaking on TVNZ's one news last night, about New Zealand's "guilt apon accusation" style copyright laws. (read the entire post)...

Guilty Upon Accusation becomes New Zealand law on 28th February.

, posted: 9-Jan-2009 10:54


Next month, New Zealand is scheduled to implement Section 92 of the Copyright Amendment Act. The controversial act provides 'Guilt Upon Accusation,' which means (read the entire post)...

November Super Happy Dev House

, posted: 21-Oct-2008 22:58

Nigel just announced the next SuperHappyDevHouse event:

We're on again! Sunday, November 2 will be a mini happy dev house at The Cross from 1pm.

There's no "theme" for this one mostly cos I'm unimaginative and haven't (read the entire post)...

November Super Happy Dev House

, posted: 21-Oct-2008 22:58

Nigel just announced the next SuperHappyDevHouse event:

We're on again! Sunday, November 2 will be a mini happy dev house at The Cross from 1pm.

There's no "theme" for this one mostly cos I'm unimaginative and haven't (read the entire post)...

more on Wellington's Software Freedom Day

, posted: 13-Sep-2008 19:33

The Venue for Software Freedom Day is both the Wellington city Town Hall, _AND_ the Michael Fowler Centre.

Town hall provides the bar camp rooms, barristers serving free Havana coffee and breakout rooms - as well as the Buffet table and (read the entire post)...

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