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Online protests over controversial copyright law
Published: 6:00AM Thursday April 14, 2011 Source: ONE News
The new laws mean from September 1 downloading copyright-protected material will be punishable with fines of up to $15,000, and copyright holders will be able to approach Internet Service Providers (ISPs) if they believe an ISP's client has been illegally downloading their material.
http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/online-protests-over-controversial-copyright-law-4120959



One in four gives fake net names
Source: BBC News
More than a quarter of people online have lied about their name and more than one in five has done something online they regret, says a new report.
http://www.interfacemagazine.co.nz/articles.cfm?c_id=&id=693



Google on privacy: change your name
Louisa Hearn
August 17, 2010 - 3:05PM

Google's chief has put forth a novel solution for today's teenagers whose wild online antics threaten to follow them into their adult life: change your name.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/google-on-privacy-change-your-name-20100817-127xj.html




TVNZ Internet Debate

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Internet debate: Is it appropriate for governments to step in and regulate the Internet?

11:26AM Wednesday July 28, 2010

Internet debate: At what age should children be responsible for their online behaviour?
11:22AM Wednesday July 28, 2010

Internet debate: What role should parents play in ensuring their children are safe online?
11:16AM Wednesday July 28, 2010
Internet debate: Should the New Zealand Government beef up its cyber defence capabilities? 11:33AM Wednesday July 28, 2010


More Government information for reuse 6 August 2010 This press release on beehive.govt.nz talks about the latest government framework to encourage release of governmental materials and resources under Creative Commons licenses.
http://beehive.govt.nz/release/more+government+information+reuse


Ruling Allows ‘Jailbreaking’ of iPhones

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Published: July 26, 2010
This one is of particular relevance to this discussion thread:
  • allow college professors, film students, documentary filmmakers and producers of noncommercial videos to break copy-protection measures on DVDs so they can embed clips for educational purposes, criticism or commentary.

This is "is one of a handful of new exemptions from a 1998 federal law that prohibits people from bypassing technical measures that companies put on their products to prevent unauthorized use of copyright-protected material."
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/07/26/technology/AP-US-TEC-Digital-Copyright.html?_r=1&src=twt&twt=nytimes



'Academic fraud' filtering hopes to crack down on plagiarism
June 24th, 2010
For years, schools have struggled to crack down on web-savvy students who purchase or download term papers online, and a new option from OpenDNS aims to make plagiarism that much harder.
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/06/24/academic-fraud-filtering-hopes-to-crack-down-on-plagiarism/



Schools on guard as cyber plagiarism increases

June 22, 2010
BRITISH schools are being forced to use plagiarism-detecting software to catch cheating students amid warnings that children as young as 11 need to be taught not to copy and paste from the internet.
http://www.theage.com.au/world/schools-on-guard-as-cyber-plagiarism-increases-20100621-ys6b.html





Internet plagiarism rising in schools
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 20 June 2010 21.52 BST
Half of university students also prepared to submit essays bought off internet, according to research.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jun/20/internet-plagiarism-rising-in-schools



Ofcom unveils anti-piracy policy
Friday, 28 May 2010 14:38 UK
Lists of Britons who infringe copyright are to be drawn up by the UK's biggest ISPs, under proposals from the regulator Ofcom.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10183820.stm



Crackdown on internet piracy a step closer (5:59)

Added: 9:52PM Sunday December 13, 2009

Source: TVNZ news at 8
Commerce Minister Simon Power will take his plan for a new internet piracy regime to Cabinet. …
http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/crackdown-internet-piracy-step-closer-5-59-video-3286088