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Copyright hits psychological boundary

John Kerr posted in on January 13th, 2012.

An American university has filed a lawsuit against a New Zealand hypnotherapist for breach of copyright after he published what it describes as cheat sheet for one of its psychology tests. A Napier-based hypnotherapist, Andrew Dobson, says he has removed from his website information about a psychological test which the University of Minnesota claims breached […]

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Chris Barton: Copyright not about criminalising kids

Peter Griffin posted in on March 12th, 2009.

Chris Barton writing in today’s New Zealand Herald slams the section 92a provisions of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act as ” one of the most stupid, unjust pieces of legislation this country has ever seen”. An excerpt: “…what our politicians should really be looking at is whether passing laws like this is an appropriate […]

Are copyright laws suffocating digital creativity?

Peter Griffin posted in on November 6th, 2008.

The Herald’s senior feature writer and former technology editor Chris Barton got along to the public lecture held by law professor Lawrence Lessig, one of the founders of the Creative Commons. The piece is available in full here. Some excerpts: “Lessig is not a copyright abolitionist. He enjoys Hollywood blockbusters and can’t imagine a world […]

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