Ms Lods’ round-up -> law and technology

MSLODS’ ROUND-UP  – Technology, Intellectual Property & Media Law

Copyright

 ‘Mass piracy’ law suits back in Australia. Law firm targets end users details. | Delimiter | http://bit.ly/14QFXWG

Let artists, innovators and the public define our copyright system. | Washington Post | http://wapo.st/111eNIN

News from France: Minister accepts recommendation to transfer HADOPI’s powers concerning P2P piracy and replace strike 3 with fines. | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/10sFlWP

Trans Pacific Partnership: IP Chapter shows no sign of resolution, end of negotiation in 2013 highly unlikely, reports Sean Flynn. | InfoJustice | http://bit.ly/12FM2Tk

Defamation & media law

Melbourne plastic surgeon sues over internet criticism. | The Age | http://bit.ly/179F27T

Sally Bercow tweet defamed Lord McAlpine, High Court rules | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/19e6dNe Judgment: http://bit.ly/10xYUd1  (pdf)

Courts face challenge of tweeting and technology. | ABC News | http://bit.ly/111Wg26

Privacy & security

Twitter launches heightened security features.  | AllThingsD |  http://dthin.gs/18ijLIR

Australia to join the global Open Government Partnership. | OAIC | http://bit.ly/10xZXtr

In defense of digital freedom. | Marietje Schaake |  http://bit.ly/10y0DPs

Think your Skype messages get end-to-end encryption? Think again. | Ars Technica | http://ars.to/10sFGJ1

Technology

UCLA Health uses Vine, Instagram to live-tweet brain surgery. | LA Times |  http://lat.ms/12FJCE

What does it mean to “have a conversation” about a new technology? | Tech Liberation | http://bit.ly/13Tj8C6

The real origins of Tumblr. | Daily Dot | http://bit.ly/111dsS4 “The people who plant the seed are often forgotten through history”, Molina said.

In Facebook we trust. What really happened in the biggest IPO flop ever? | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/16XiLJR

Telecommunications

Carriers attack NBN Co’s lack of urgency. | IT News | http://bit.ly/19e7kMU

iiNet to offload Canberra FttP network to NBN Co. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/179N1lh

Trade marks & brand protection

Nutella-maker Ferrero sees the error of its ways. World Nutella Day lives on. | Businessweek  | http://buswk.co/11nzSSG

IAB launches guidelines to help agencies and marketers with the issue of paid social media advertising. |  mUmBRELLAhttp://bit.ly/14Pc5Jo  Guidelines: http://bit.ly/12Um9zL (pdf)

Social media

Who owns your social media connections? | Stuff | http://bit.ly/13VffJv

Social media puts HR ethics under the spotlight. | The Conversation | http://bit.ly/128Tn2V

Practical insights from Shane Luder on dealing with a social media backlash. | ntegrity | http://bit.ly/111VVfT

27 May 2013

Ms Lods’ round-up -> law and technology

MsLods’ round-up – law and technology

MSLODS’ ROUND-UP  – Technology, Intellectual Property & Media Law

Copyright

New coalition to Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators: This is what a Fair Deal looks like. | Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/1497wKj

John Birmingham: Freetard free-for-all because Foxtel won’t compete on Game of Thrones. | SMH | http://bit.ly/15ZMxxS

Kim Dotcom granted leave to appeal his case against the Crown to New Zealand’s highest court. | Stuff | http://bit.ly/19S0fiC

News from France: Government study proposes dissolving HADOPI. | Telecompaper | http://bit.ly/16Bu7nc

Defamation & media law

Journalist use of social media in court an issue. | Mumbrella| http://bit.ly/10JeQsE Featuring comment from Kate McClymont.

Peter Timmins on the MEAA’s State of Press Freedom and shield laws. | Open and Shut | http://bit.ly/101SlCH

German court orders Google to remove defamatory autocomplete results. | Jurist | http://bit.ly/12nm0nS

Privacy & security

At Google conference, cameras even in the bathroom. |  New York Times | http://nyti.ms/15ZKfyZ

Google search reveals private Telstra customer data. | SMH | http://bit.ly/10GQEGj

China tries to rein in microbloggers.| The Guardian | http://bit.ly/13zTYVv

Internet security and internet surveillance under scrutiny. | Crikey | http://bit.ly/17keShN

Technology

How Bing Crosby and the Nazis helped to create Silicon Valley. | The New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/12vKfR3

How Google beat Apple to a streaming music service. | The Verge | http://bit.ly/14GrqMk

I am not an IP address. | Cyberleagle | http://bit.ly/19S17DV

Telecommunications

Fears rise over government web censorship. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/16Br8v6 with comment from Steve Dalby, iiNet and Senator Ludlam

How the #NBN has (actually) changed my life. | Marcus Westbury | http://bit.ly/10eRCxS

Australian Budget 2013 analysis from ZDNet: Government scales back NBN advertising http://zd.net/10debjd and canning the internet filter will save $4.5 million: http://zd.net/10GSmYe

Trade marks & brand protection

Couple sues Sun Valley resort and Twitter over reassignment of @sunvalley account. | mtexpress |  http://bit.ly/19RYQJ4

This is the most epic brand meltdown on Facebook ever. | Buzzfeed | http://bit.ly/19S3UNB

Social media

Companies and social media. The message from the regulators? Monitor. | CCH Intelliconnect | http://bit.ly/13gFs4R My recent post for CCH Australia

Judge’s Facebook friendship with victim’s parent does not taint proceeding. | Technology & Marketing Law Blog | http://bit.ly/11PLoYl

LinkedIn’s new Privacy Policy: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/pop/pop-privacy-policy  Reminder: if you live outside the US, LinkedIn Ireland controls your information.

20 May 2013

MsLods’ round-up – law and technology

Budget day, volunteer week and my Mum – updated

My Mum, budget day and volunteer week

It is budget day here in Australia.  I’ve decided to write about my Mum, Margaret. I’d love for the budget to make her happy because she’d love a budget that builds rather than divides our community, one that does not push more people out to the margins.

Mum’s dedicated to her work in aged care and is involved in a range of community activities, some organised and others are just part of who she is. (I can remember leaving out lollies in homemade bon bons for the postie when I was a kid.)

It’s National Volunteer Week and over the past ten years I’ve been particularly impressed with how my mother has continued to visit detention centres; write letters, attend meetings, forums, and rallies, and organise fundraising events for asylum seekers as well as  support refugees who have settled in Ballarat.  Some of these activities such as visiting detention centres have been with my Dad or her friends.

I also love this picture that @Kon_K founder of the Asylum Seeker Centre tweeted of the hundreds of people who attended a recent information night for volunteers.  It’s all too easy to be depressed by the snark, the haters, the gutlessness of our politicians, to “read the comments” and yell at the TV particularly in this election year.  In those moments, I need to remember my Mum and all those working in their own way to make our community a better one for all.

[And here’s a picture of my Mum at my brother Steve and Shu-Ling’s wedding (which was also both Dad and my birthday).]

Update 26 May 2013 

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre posted this week that baby Helya was born at MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation).

Mum, together with friends of hers from Ballarat regularly visit MITA.  They were at MITA this Wednesday and she said there were at least 20 children of different ages at the visitors centre and many were asking her for clothes. (There may well be more children in MITA as not all were necessarily at the visitor’s centre at the time Mum visited).

Mum said there are a number of toddlers, both boys and girls and also quite a few boys and girls around 7 – 10 years old at MITA. She said warm clothes such as jeans and coats would be particularly appreciated.  (Note donations of clothes or books cannot just be sent to MITA, the staff require the name of a child.)

If you would like to assist, please get in contact with me or you can also donate directly to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Winter Appeal at this link: http://www.givenow.com.au/asrcwinterappeal

Budget day, volunteer week and my Mum – updated

MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

MSLODS’ ROUND-UP  – Technology, Intellectual Property & Media Law

Copyright

Copyright trolling is really hard to do profitably, writes Eric Goldman. | Technology and Marketing Law Blog | http://bit.ly/ZRzaYF

“Fair use” takes centre stage at Google Books appeal. | Paid Content |  http://bit.ly/17UXrlM

Copyright provisions in the TPP would stifle innovation and impede the economy. | Electronic Frontier Foundation |  http://bit.ly/122BpcW -> Next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks to be held on 15-24 May in Lima, Peru.

Defamation & media law

Conservative Strategist Lynton Crosby and an Australian twitter libel action. | Inforrm’s Blog |  http://bit.ly/11dbh3U

Court reserves Rinehart decision. | SMH | http://bit.ly/139Wn8Z

Privacy & security

CCTV Cameras: Premier dumps on Administrative Appeals Tribunal but quick to fix ‘loophole’. | Open and Shut | http://bit.ly/11uO5yc

Snapchats don’t disappear: Forensics firm has pulled dozens of supposedly-deleted photos from android phones. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/13PHUC0

Technology

US government orders removal of Defcad 3D-gun designs. | BBC News | http://bbc.in/10r4nAX

Yelp and the Wisdom of ‘The Lonely Crowd’. | The New Yorker |  http://nyr.kr/15B3WwC

Think again: Big Data, by Kate Crawford. | Foreign Policy | http://atfp.co/YO2wvR

Telecommunications

Bringing health services to outback towns and Australian homes. | News @ CSIRO | http://bit.ly/14eGK2G

Mobile broadband’s false promise. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/13PA4Z7

Internet Governance and ICANN: Reflections from Beijing. | Global Voices Advocacy | http://bit.ly/12mlsjD

Trade marks & brand protection

Disney withdraws trade mark filing for “Dia de los Muertos“. | LA Times | http://lat.ms/ZY33de

In the battle of Gucci v Guess, Italian courts side with Guess. | Fashionista http://bit.ly/ZY4cBE

Social media

Twitter is ready to be a true news operation, writes Michael Wolff. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/17gyYtw

Twitter, not Facebook, chosen by ASX100 firms in social media. | Crikey | http://bit.ly/10xA8he

Teens aren’t abandoning “social”. They’re just using the word correctly.  | Medium | http://bit.ly/10PcDdW

13 May 2013

MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

MsLods’ round-up – technology, intellectual property and media law

Copyright

Craigslist’s claim for copyright in user listings fails. | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/17FjKMm

Has the U.K. abolished copyright? Technollama’s analysis of the new orphan work legislation. http://bit.ly/15iZQZM

Netflix’s chief content officer: Netflix reduces piracy. | BGR |  http://bit.ly/10zRswa

Defamation & media law

Thai defamation laws allegedly used to muzzle activists and critics. | Thomson Reuters | http://bit.ly/ZILCxa

ABC show defamed me Swisse patriarch claims. | SMH | http://bit.ly/139OqEq

Want to be a journalist? Bloggers, online media sites invited to sign on to journalism code of ethics.  | The Citizen | http://bit.ly/14FAKUw

Opinion: Fear of defamation action stopped UK publication of Amanda Knox’s memoir – and shows again how little we care about free speech. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/16GYwj4

Privacy & security

CCTV use in spotlight after privacy ruling. | ABC News | http://bit.ly/103PIzx

Draft data notification breach bill circulated among certain key stakeholders. | SC Magazine | http://bit.ly/13VKxBS

Which US companies help protect your data from government? | Electronic Frontier Foundation |  http://bit.ly/139PckD

Technology

Notes from the frontline of the war in cyberspace. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/ZIKz07

Australian Bureau of Statistics denies hacking report. | The Register | http://bit.ly/16GTbs9

Future Tense: Neal Stephenson and Tim Wu talk future, science fiction and tech. | Boing Boing | http://bit.ly/17FnxJr

Why can’t Australia really have TV on demand? | Daily Life | http://bit.ly/17AtRBT

Telecommunications

First website ever goes back online on the open Web’s 20th birthday. | Ars Technica | http://ars.to/15hWKp8

Court finds in Kogan Mobiles favour. | IT News | http://bit.ly/18mUKdV

Trade marks & brand protection

WWII poster calls for calm; now it stokes frenzy, feud. | LA Times | http://lat.ms/YwPGC7

Facebook wins court battle against “typosquatters”. | AllThingsD | http://dthin.gs/11LeO4A

Opinion: Australian Christian Lulz misses the point. | ZDNet |  http://zd.net/139QBYz

Social media

Myer +  NDIS: ntegrity’s analysis and practical social media advice following #boycottMyer. | ntegrity | http://bit.ly/10zRFj0

Paul Wallbank on getting social media right for companies and organisations. | Decoding the new economy | http://bit.ly/103Q8WB

Watchdogs tell traders beware of Twitter. | AFR | http://bit.ly/11T7lRn

6 May 2013

MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology