Tagged: ACTA

Get your ACT(A) together - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Apr 12, 2010

The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is an international treaty that is being negotiated by a handful of nations, in a very secretive way. The text of the ACTA has not been officially released, but some of the issues under negotiation can be found through several leaked documents. However, public officials are unable to comment [...] … Read More

PublicACTA declaration signed - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Apr 10, 2010

I missed the PublicACTA discussions in Wellington today as I was in Auckland for the day talking to Chiasma bio-tech students about science communication. Ironically, even in my discussion with the students, the vexed issue of copyright came up. The Chiasma members are competing in the Comvita Video Challenge where they are being tasked with creating three minute … Read More

Are the days of torrenting numbered? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 16, 2009

The Government has just released a cabinet paper outlining proposed amendments to the Copyright Act to battle widespread illegal downloading of copyrighted material. Many will remember the backlash earlier in the year when the infamous section 92a proposal was nearly passed into law. It would have allowed internet providers to disconnect those suspected of illegally downloading copyright material … Read More