MsLods’ news round-up – law and technology

MsLods’ Round-up  ~ Technology,  Intellectual Property & Media Law

Copyright

News from the US: Appeals court upholds $675,000 verdict for song downloads. | Ars Technica | http://ars.to/10sq6Ng

#Copywrong – social media, transformative use and copyright reform. | ntegrity |  http://bit.ly/116Xhs7

In the land of the morally blind, the blind lead the way. | TechnoLlama | http://bit.ly/13i1gCj

Defamation & media law

Gordon Wood to sue media for defamation. | Sydney Morning Herald | http://bit.ly/11VMZq1

Law to shield whistle blowers. | Canberra Times | http://bit.ly/13fgVnn

Privacy, FOI & security

News from the United Kingdom: Meet PRISM’s little brother: Socmint. | Ars Technica | http://ars.to/14FTy1X

The chilling effects of surveillance – Opinion. |  Al Jazeera English | http://aje.me/16HLOOk

JCIS national security inquiry reports on data retention. | Crikey  | http://bit.ly/12yXPkm

US spies on Chinese mobile phone companies, steals SMS data: Edward Snowden. | South China Morning Post | http://bit.ly/1aYJwxG

Technology

Tech giants to face tax scrutiny under new law. | IT News | http://bit.ly/13fgolh

Sony and Disney begin streaming movies still in theatres in a bold move against piracy. | The Verge  | http://bit.ly/127xtGr

Disruptions: medicine that monitors you. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/10spSFU

Telecommunications

Australian telcos call for ACCC to rein in Telstra. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/157CJPF

Trade marks & brand protection

A trade mark storm is brewing in Melbourne. | Mumbrella | http://bit.ly/19J3LRS

Social media

David Stratton reviews his fake Twitter account. | Junkee | http://bit.ly/11VNaSj

46 things we’ve learned from Facebook studies. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/19J2Vo3

Presentations from Social Media Risk Management Conference. | Dialogue Consulting | http://bit.ly/157CQe1  Recommend Samantha Yorke’s presentation on the role of regulatory bodies in risk mitigation.

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30 June 2013

Ms Lods’ news round-up – law and technology

MSLODS’ ROUND-UP  ~ TECHNOLOGY,  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & MEDIA LAW

Copyright

Filmmakers’ group tries to reshape treaty that would benefit the blind. | The Washington Post | http://wapo.st/16r7Pkj

White House updates intellectual property strategy. | The Hill’s RegWatch | http://bit.ly/1488KnY

Online submission form now available. Copyright and the Digital Economy Discussion Paper. | ALRC | http://bit.ly/17vB0qY Closing date for submissions 31 July 2013.

$3.6m damages for copyright infringement? Buzz off! | Art and Artifice | http://bit.ly/10cMWIu

Defamation & media law

McLibel leaflet was co-written by an undercover police officer. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/19ceAeP

Does Twitter belong in the court room? Social media on trial. | Mumbrella |  http://bit.ly/1ayHRhU

Law and Justice ministers to revisit journalist shield laws. | Attorney-General | http://bit.ly/11wYBD6

News from Vietnam: Third blogger arrested in less than a month. | Reporters Without Borders  | http://bit.ly/15v35Ys

Privacy, FOI & security

Amid ire a U.S., Germany does its own domestic spying. |  Parallels : NPR | http://n.pr/16r7Wfw

U.S. charges Snowden with espionage. | The Washington Post | http://wapo.st/12WpJgi

Procedures used by NSA to minimize data collection from US persons: Exhibit B – full document. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/19sinkR

Parliament in top gear to protect its own from FOI scrutiny. | Open and Shut | http://bit.ly/121cJ77

Technology

Kindle’s most-highlighted passages and the soul of the American reader. | New Republic | http://on.tnr.com/11U1hGo

Media Watch: Mean new digital world for freelancers. | ABC | http://bit.ly/19gx2TH

Yes, you’ve chased your kids off Facebook—here’s where they went. | NBC | http://nbcnews.to/17vBCgm

 Telecommunications

ACCC report on Telstra’s SSU: longstanding issues come to light. | ACCC | http://bit.ly/10cJnlM

The Australian Government snoop patrol: once every two minutes, 24/7, anyone’s data. | Powerhouse | http://bit.ly/1422mjx

Attorney-General’s Department:  hiding a data retention gargoyle? | Crikey | http://bit.ly/12axf5g

Trade marks & brand protection

Australian Barristers Association threatens to sue tech-savvy barrister. | Lawyers Weekly | http://bit.ly/11U3nGf

Social media

From me to you: The business of sharing. | confused of calcutta | http://bit.ly/133m6GP

Social networking in the 1600s: lessons from the age of the coffee house. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1712OzC

News from UK: DPP publishes final guidelines for prosecutions involving social media communications. | CPS | http://bit.ly/16NRrLs

Continuous disclosure obligations not that onerous: ASX. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/11NctFz

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23 June 2013

Ms Lods’ news round-up – law and technology

MSLODS’ ROUND-UP  ~ TECHNOLOGY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & MEDIA LAW

Copyright

Useful Q+A with Professor Jill McKeough on the Copyright Inquiry. | ALRC | http://bit.ly/17eCkOW Submissions to Discussion Paper due 31 July 2013

News from Ireland: High Court orders six internet service providers to block Pirate Bay access. | Independent | http://bit.ly/10ovfYS

‘Happy Birthday’ for All: Filmmaker aims to free song from copyright grip. | The Hollywood Reporter | http://bit.ly/11SgH1U

Some copyright history: Felonius Monk and the Right to Copy. | cearta.ie | http://bit.ly/14bCFvO

Defamation & media law

Kuwaiti woman jailed for ‘insulting’ emir tweets. | BBC News | http://bbc.in/19Hh1FF

My short update: Australian surgeon withdraws US case against Google over ‘bankrupt’ auto-complete results. | MsLods |  http://bit.ly/15VQ2RU

Privacy & security

Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era. Terms of Reference for new ALRC Inquiry. | ALRC  | http://bit.ly/14ECoUb

Australia gets ‘deluge’ of US secret data, prompting a new data facility. | The Age |
http://bit.ly/13S4TLD

Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure. | AP | http://bit.ly/19cgJUz

Greens push for data surveillance warrants. | SMH | http://bit.ly/11ibT6h

Technology

U.S. Supreme Court decides Myriad, isolated DNA not patentable. | infojustice | http://bit.ly/18OVD1D

Ridiculously long men’s room lines at tech conferences: a photo essay – Megan Garber. | The  Atlantic | http://bit.ly/16Y3jxV

New paper from the ACMA: The cloud: services, computing and digital data – Emerging issues in media and communications. | The ACMA| http://bit.ly/1ajhkoE (pdf)

Reviews to see how the Government can better support technology start ups. | DBCDE | http://bit.ly/13Mjfyt

Telecommunications

India to send world’s last telegram. Stop. | CSMonitor.com |  http://bit.ly/11rtEwL

No country for slow broadband. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/12BpeID

Google pilots ‘balloon internet’ over New Zealand. | IT News | http://bit.ly/11iiXjr

Trade marks & brand protection

Did you know that @RolandGarros is an international trade mark? More on sport and branding. | WIPO | http://bit.ly/1bLenLx

Social media

Can a tweet (or a Facebook post) land you in court? |  ntegrity |  http://bit.ly/19Hd1VA My first post for ntegrity.

Twitter told to reveal details of racist users in France. | BBC News | http://bbc.in/17eD0Uv

Introducing #hashtags on Facebook. | Facebook Newsroom | http://bit.ly/11SpPDA

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17 June 2013

MsLods’ news round-up > law and technology

MSLODS’ ROUND-UP*  ~ TECHNOLOGY,  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & MEDIA LAW

Copyright

‘Fair use’ could protect cloud services, content caching and data mining copyright claims. | IT News | http://bit.ly/14hWJ1A

ALRC Discussion Paper on Copyright released:   http://bit.ly/12rTlTS Submissions due 31 July 2013

Internet piracy warning letters from UK ISPs delayed to late 2015. | ISPreview UK | http://bit.ly/12ArPng

French appear ready to soften law on media piracy. | New York Times | http://bit.ly/19WO3js

Defamation & media law

Saudi prince launches defamation action against Forbes magazine over Rich List. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/15RfSXY

Google under fire for autocomplete suggestions. |  Law Report – ABC Radio National | http://bit.ly/17BrXE1

Reporters’ communications targeted in subpoena served direct on sources. | JournLaw | http://bit.ly/15BpMgg

Privacy & security

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I do not expect to see home again’. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/162ok6H

Australia’s first shot at mandatory data breach notification. | Open and Shut | http://bit.ly/ZU1D5t

UN report: the link between state surveillance and freedom of expression. | Privacy International | http://bit.ly/12AsqVX

Technology

The unlikely evolution of the @ symbol. | Fast Co. Design | http://bit.ly/14rq3mi

3-D printing: Creating ‘a new class of entrepreneurs’. |  The Globe and Mail | http://bit.ly/ZE80Yh

Has Instagram replaced Kodak? | Technollama |  http://bit.ly/18ZvR7D

Telecommunications

Australia’s slow road to fast broadband. | Phil Dobbie |  http://bit.ly/112U8YA

Sharp increase in authorities seeking private data. | The Age | http://bit.ly/14rnl06

ASIC accidentally blocked another 250,000 sites in scam campaign. | Crikey | http://bit.ly/13s6dEE

Trade marks & brand protection

Thinking of making money from the PRISM logo? Think twice. | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/16VZtp0

Domain ‘.book’ ignites fresh e-battle. | The Age | http://bit.ly/104iXom

Penguin ruffled by cabinet minister’s ‘misuse’ of design on flyer. | The Age |  http://bit.ly/11tROX2

Social media

How social media helps authoritarians. | The Spectator  | http://bit.ly/11BXbGP  Last year in England and Wales, 653 people faced criminal charges related to their activity on social media.

Social media and opposition to blame for protests, says Turkish PM. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/ZE7OIr

Twitter’s Melissa Barnes: social media engagement alone ‘doesn’t mean anything’. | Mumbrella  | http://bit.ly/13R4hWQ

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10 June 2013