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FYI: Information & Communications Technology – Digital Convergence: TIME for review

04 Sep 2015

The convergence of the telecommunications, IT, media and entertainment (TIME) sectors and the Government’s response to the challenges and opportunities...

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FYI: Privacy Law – Drone regulation taking off

24 Jul 2015

Drones are a unique piece of technology that have been capturing the headlines in recent months. Drones have many legitimate and advantageous uses, but just as equally, they are capable of misuse...

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FYI: Media Law – Harmful Digital Communications Act: what you need to know

03 Jul 2015

Whether you’re an online host or a social media user, the new Harmful Digital Communications Act affects you. It will become law as soon as it receives Royal assent – tipped to be next Monday, 6 July 2015...

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FYI: Privacy Law – Put ‘privacy’ at the top of the agenda

06 Mar 2015

Last year it was health and safety, this year privacy should be on every board room agenda. This FYI highlights some of the privacy issues facing corporates when dealing with personal information and big data....

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FYI: Commercial Litigation/IP – Interim injunctions - the potential cost of winning the battle but losing the war

11 Feb 2014

One of the most effective litigation remedies is the interim injunction preserving the current status pending trial. Viewed as a first strike weapon, it can make or break a case...

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FYI: Media Law & Reputation – New Zealand comes to the media regulation party

28 Mar 2013

An overhaul of media regulation is an international trend. The difference in New Zealand's case is that the overhaul will not come about because of evidence of an unethical or untrustworthy media, but as a response to the disruptive influence of new media...

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FYI: Commercial Property – Agent Anna and the Real Estate Agents Code of Conduct

08 Mar 2013

Agent Anna, the new NZ television comedy series, is a satire centred on Auckland real estate agents. It stars Robyn Malcolm working in a world of "lying, back-stabbing, and cheating" real estate agents...

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FYI: Litigation – Litigation funding

24 Oct 2012

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Contractors Bonding Ltd v Waterhouse has brought some clarity to the issues surrounding the court's role in supervising third-party litigation funding...

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FYI: Dispute Resolution – Protecting your Online Reputation - Walking the Social Media Tightrope

30 Apr 2012

Twitter reportedly has more than 140 million active users. Facebook users post over 60 million status updates a day. Obviously, social media offers unprecedented opportunities to connect with customers, enhance reputation and build brand...

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FYI: Commercial Property – First Conviction for Unlicensed Real Estate Agency Work - The Penalties

10 Apr 2012

Convictions for breach of the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 have been rare, which is why the case of Home Buyers Limited v Real Estate Agents Authority is a significant one...

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FYI: Litigation – Bloggers, Tweeters and Facebook - New Media or News Media

22 Dec 2011

The Law Commission is proposing significant changes to the law affecting mainstream and new media...

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Q&A: Commercial Litigation – Trans-Tasman Proceedings: A Narrowing "Ditch"

14 Sep 2010

On 24 July 2008 the New Zealand and Australian Governments signed the "Trans-Tasman Agreement"; an agreement setting up...

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