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Trans Pacific Partnership: IT Professionals re-raise concerns about Software Patents…

IITP Press Release. 12 August 2015, 4:35 pm

Ian Taylor, President of New Zealand's largest IT representative body The Institute of IT Professionals NZ and CEO of Dunedin tech firm Animation Research Ltd, has written to Trade Minister Tim Groser re-raising concerns about the possible impact of TPP on the technology industry.

Recent commentary has suggested that New Zealand's position removing the patentability of software, the result of Patents Act reforms in 2013, might be under threat due to TPP. Software Patents are seen by many within the industry as a major threat to innovation.

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IT Profession welcomes path forward for Online Voting in NZ

IITP Press Release. 04 August 2014, 5:32 pm

The Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand (IITP), the professional body for those working in the IT industry, today welcomed the release of the Report of the Online Voting Working Party recommending a way forward for online voting in New Zealand.

IITP CEO Paul Matthews, who sat on the working group, welcomed the release of the report today, saying that the report plots the path forward for online voting in New Zealand, and carefully weighs up the issues around security and other factors.

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