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Copyright law – retreating from the trivial?

New Zealand - September 3 2014 New Zealand's Court of Appeal, in a careful and reasoned judgment, has added to the slow retreat from copyright law being a protector of the mundane…

Justin Graham, Jack Hodder KC, Kelly McFadzien, Matt Sumpter

Unfair contract terms – reviewed your standard forms yet?

Australia, New Zealand - August 21 2014 The Commerce Commission has released draft guidelines setting out its proposed approach to new provisions on unfair contract terms under the Fair…

So you think you own your electronic data, do you? Think again

New Zealand, United Kingdom - July 18 2014 A consensus has emerged from the Courts of Appeal in New Zealand and the UK that digital data is not property for the purposes of the law. The two…

Pheroze Jagose, Bruce McClintock, Jane Parker

Feedback sought on Responsible Lending Code

New Zealand - July 15 2014 The proposed code is intended to assist compliance with the responsible lending principles set out in the Act, and is due to come into effect from…

Cathryn Barber, Fiona Bennett, Sarah Jackson, Alan Lester, Kelly McFadzien

Google decision - good for gangstas, but not in New Zealand

European Union, New Zealand - May 20 2014 A decision by the European Court of Justice, which allows people to request that internet information is pulled if historic or no longer relevant…

Justin Graham, Daniel Kalderimis