Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th May 2013 16:26 UTC
Legal New Zealand leads the way. "The government has announced a change to planned new patent rules today which has put an end to fears that computer software might be covered by new patent protection." Also, here's the evidence that nobody (except lawyers, (un)paid company lackies, and corporate managers) wants software patents: "Matthews said a recent poll of more than 1000 Kiwi IT professionals found 94 per cent wanted to see software patents gone." Let that sink in for a while: 94%.
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RE: Hooray for the Kiwis...
by unclefester on Fri 10th May 2013 04:05 UTC in reply to "Hooray for the Kiwis..."
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

In other words, you can't sue anyone for accidental injury, except in the most extreme negligence cases. And in return, the ACC will cover all of your medical costs - even as a foreigner visiting the country. Brilliant.


In theory the idea is great. In practice it has created a society with a low regard for safety.

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StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

As a kiwi I would say the disregard for safety predated ACC by a considerable margin. ACC helps mitigate the risk though. But please don't confuse cause and effect.

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