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Getting Copyright Right In the Information Age


Tue 22 May 2018, 8:00am–9:00am

Where: BizDojo - Market Lane, 3 Market Lne, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Collider Welligton

Tech for Breakfast: Getting copyright right in the information age.

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!

Event speakers:
Andrew Cushen, Outreach and Engagement Director, InternetNZ

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.

He believes that the community funding InternetNZ provides to promote research and discover new ways to improve the Internet is vital. He is proud of InternetNZs engagement with the growing Internet community at events like NetHui. In his spare time he collects Lego, drinks craft beer and loves his cat Carlos like a brother.

James Ting-Edwards, Senior Policy Advisor, InternetNZ.

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. In his free time, James practices his Mandarin and performs on-stage improv with the Covert Theatre.

Please note: This event is at our new site At 3 Market Lane.

About InternetNZ
InternetNZ promotes the Internet's benefits. We protect its potential. And we focus on advancing an open and uncaptureable Internet for our country.

We provide a voice for the Internet in New Zealand and work on behalf of all Internet users across the country.

We are the designated manager for the .nz Internet domain. And through this role we represent New Zealand at a global level.

We provide community funding to promote research and the discovery of ways to improve the internet. We inform people about the Internet and we ensure it is well understood by those making decisions that help shape it. Every year we bring the Internet community together at events like NetHui to share wisdom and best practice on the state of the Internet.

We are a non-profit and open membership organisation.

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