This year’s NetHui will be held 8-10 July at Sky City in Auckland. The broad theme this year is “The Internet is Everybody’s Business”, and, as we tend to, we're looking for the diverse NetHui community to help shape the programme with an exciting range of ideas and suggestions. And, of course, looking for volunteers to help facilitate sessions, contribute to sessions and panels, and to run side events, meet-ups... and generally make NetHui 2015 the best yet!
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Since the pre-Easter news that four big content companies (Mediaworks, TVNZ, Sky and Spark through Lightbox) were threatening legal action against ISPs offering services like GlobalMode, I’ve been mulling on what all the pieces of this puzzle are.
Last week Sky TV, Spark, MediaWorks and TVNZ announced they were threatening to take legal action against those companies who sell or promote technology to let people more easily access (and pay for) offshore TV and movie services.
Put simply, the four named companies all had a big wah about Global Mode because it's eating into their forecast profits.
Earlier this week, I presented to a group of 15 Parliamentarians, plus a couple of dozen staffers, at an event we co-sponsored called the Parliamentary Digital Bootcamp. This was an initiative that we partnered with Google and Facebook on, designed to educate new MPs on how they can utilise the Internet in their work.