Getting copyright right in the information age

Tue 22 May 8 — 9am

BizDojo Market Lane, 3 Market Lane, Wellington

We're bringing you the low-down on the law affecting copyright and exploring the key issues affecting copyright and the Internet
This event has already happened!

Did you know our Copyright Act is over 20 years old? A lot has changed since then - like we have the internet! With rapid information access and sharing as well as recent developments in cloud computing, text and data mining it's time for a review! This is underway and being led by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment

We have teamed up with InternetNZ to bring you the low-down on the law affecting copyright and to explore some of the key issues for copyright and the Internet (you can read more in their recently released position paper Getting copyright right in the information age)

This event series is part of Techweek 2018.

This event will cover:

Why copyright is important for innovators

The current situation on 

Cloud services

Big data

User-posted content & memes


The government review and how you can get involved

Who should attend?

Copyright affects all of us! This event will be particularly relevant to: technical & startup community: founders, developers, investors; students and teachers; people in creative tech areas: games, VR/AR; and people in business tech

Why should you attend?

You will find out about

The basics of copyright

How copyright can affect technology and creativity

Get an update on CPTPP

Find our about how you can feed into the Government’s review of the law

The plan:

8.00-8.15 - arrive at BizDojo Market Lane, grab breakfast snacks, coffee and chat to new friends

8.15-8.45 - presentation from Andrew Cushen & James Ting-Edwards followed by audience Q&A

8.45-9.00 - more questions, chats with your new friends, then go to work!

  • Breakfast
  • Community
  • Creative
  • Data
  • Government
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Andrew is the Outreach and Engagement Director and leads the Community, Events and Communication teams at InternetNZ. Andrew has worked for InternetNZ for four years and has had more than 15 years experience working within the Internet sector.
As a member of our Policy Team, James works on projects that support a better Internet across our focus areas of access, trust, and creative potential. He has led our recent work on telecommunications regulation, updating copyright law, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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