MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

Copyright

TV gets mobile as IceTV plans digital recorder with mobile streaming. | SMH | http://bit.ly/15WybvG

First submissions responding to the ALRC’s Discussion Paper on Copyright now online.  | ALRC | http://bit.ly/UWuIJM Submissions due 31 July 2013

New Zealand delays review of Copyright Act until Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations are completed. | MED | http://bit.ly/1aB7TAd

Sony Pictures wins ‘Midnight in Paris’ lawsuit over Faulkner quote. | The Hollywood Reporter | http://bit.ly/17uIpTc

Defamation & media law

Shield laws might not protect bloggers and citizen journalists. | Journlaw | http://bit.ly/13QnT2f

Privacy & security

The only Utah ISP (and one of the few in the US) standing up for user privacy. | Ars Technica | http://ars.to/17uGnCE

Unitarian church, gun groups join EFF to sue NSA over illegal surveillance. | EFF | http://bit.ly/15Wyjvp

Privacy International files legal challenge against UK government over mass surveillance programs. | Privacy International | http://bit.ly/12Y7qSz

Technology

PayPal apologises for giving Pennsylvania man $92 Quadrillion. | Gawker | http://bit.ly/17uFCcG

The Road to Resilience: How unscientific innovation saved Marlin Steel. | Fast Company | http://bit.ly/15WxUZF

Telecommunications

Telstra’s Adam Internet deal in limbo. | AFR | http://bit.ly/19b33f4

#Unplug: Baratunde Thurston left the Internet for 25 days. | Fast Company | http://bit.ly/128viJc

Trade marks & brand protection

A Derry record-store owner came up with a novel solution, after running into some hassle with HMV. | The Journal | http://bit.ly/128wigm

Social media

IAB Australia releases new social media comment moderation guidelines. | Mumbrella | http://bit.ly/13WgWNf

Tips to make sure social media snooping doesn’t wreck your working life. | Maurice Blackburn | http://bit.ly/1b3Vb0I

LinkedIn top social media platform for ASX 200 companies. And 22% of companies don’t use any social media. | BRW | http://bit.ly/1aB6t93

Note: I’ll be back with my weekly news round-ups at the end of August.  I’ll be in Europe for the next month – 22 July – 22 August – Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Bruges, Zurich, Vienna, Budapest & Rome. Travel tips most welcome.

21 July 2013

MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

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

Copyright

Are fan translations an infringement of copyright? | TechnoLlama | http://bit.ly/15t9JQ7

The Copycat – a heady mix of gorillas, monsters, social media and books! | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/15cwybc

Less than 3 weeks left to get submissions into the Australian Law Reform Commission Copyright & the Digital Economy Inquiry. | ALRC | http://bit.ly/17vB0qY

Defamation & media law

Twitter yields to pressure in hate case in France. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/12Apn9A

In a legal victory for Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation wins lawsuit brought by former Berlusconi advisor. | Wikimedia blog | http://bit.ly/18ejJ2n

Privacy & security

Microsoft sucked into ever-growing NSA vortex: who’s next? | ZDNet | http://zd.net/18ho1cU

Thurgood Marshall’s prescient warning: His dissent in a 1989 case stated that “today’s decision will reduce the privacy all citizens may enjoy.” And so it has. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/18VDQ8p

Edward Snowden reveals Australia’s links to secret US spy program. | The Age | http://bit.ly/15thXYE

Technology

Estonia’s technology cluster: Not only Skype. | The Economist | http://econ.st/18VBiac

The Man who predicted Google Glass forecasts the near future: All Tech Considered. | NPR | http://n.pr/13IoFhH

US agency baffled by modern technology, destroys mice to get rid of viruses. | Ars Technica | http://ars.to/12pkzox

Barrett Brown, political prisoner of the information revolution. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/16BJ8zK

Telecommunications

The ACCC commences a review of Domestic Transmission Capacity Service (backhaul) and six fixed line services. | The ACCC |   http://bit.ly/12pkKAe

Victorian local council seeks access to private telecommunications data to enforce minor offences. | The Age | http://bit.ly/13fLSQV

Trade marks & brand protection

Will I am: Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am in trade mark dispute. | Isgoode | http://bit.ly/1alsdWj

Specsavers and OPSM in new legal stoush. | BRW | http://bit.ly/13aFWgr

Social media and the twenty-hour hour business. | Paul Wallbank | http://bit.ly/13fMNko

Social media

“Technology triumphed over conservatism.”  Law Report Radio National on judges, the legal system and social media. | ABC | http://bit.ly/10Ui7sH

Bank Of America’s Twitter account is one really dumb robot. | Gizmodo Australia | http://bit.ly/12xHbXm

Opinion: No Twitter marketing ‘revolution’ yet. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/15thJRe

Reddit: A pre-Facebook community in a post-Facebook world. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/15EXGSb

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14 July 2013

MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

MsLods’ news round-up – law and technology

 Copyright

Appeals court calls for fair use ruling in Google Books case. | Paid Content | http://bit.ly/16fNFHR

Copywrong? Social media, transformative use and copyright reform. | ntegrity |  http://bit.ly/116Xhs7

The CopyKat – Tenenbaum, Teutonic Trolls and Tipis top our treats. | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/12PIJM0

APRA faces opposition to its application for authorisation to act as a legal cartel. | Arts Hub | http://bit.ly/12jZ739

Privacy, FOI & security

Privacy business resources: credit reporting – what has changed? | OAIC |  http://bit.ly/1ackhKf

How NSA surveillance destroys privacy and undermines our sovereignty –  Richard Cooke. | The Monthly |  http://bit.ly/1aOIRQM

Should ISPs be privacy crusaders? | Internet Ganesha | http://bit.ly/12c2sFO

Launch of Data Sovereignty and the Cloud – a Board and Executive Officer’s Guide. | The ACMA | http://bit.ly/1a2Zm9  The report: cyberlawcentre.org/data_sovereignty/

Technology

Coke engineers its orange juice—with an algorithm. | Businessweek | http://buswk.co/11rNTzy

New angel investor network on the hunt for women-led start ups. | Women’s Agenda | http://bit.ly/13Cnuz9

The woman on the other end of the line. | Medium |  http://bit.ly/13tElW3

How Google is killing organic search. | Tutorspree Blog | http://bit.ly/153aOOn

Telecommunications

One-in-five Australians ditch fixed-lines phones. | IT News | http://bit.ly/13tEuZJ

An NBN bonus for News Corp Australia. | Business Spectator |  http://bit.ly/1a2YAJc

Telco industry wants Albanese to focus on competition, NBN policy. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/10GMl1W

Trade marks & brand protection

When groovy fingers don’t make for good trade marks. | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/11rPQvU

‘Unjust jeans’ cracks down on consumer campaign. | Bandt | http://bit.ly/181cEpg

A new Member State, two wines and one controlled designation of origin. | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/12v7KsA

Social media

IR umpire upholds dismissal of worker who tried to run rival to his employer via LinkedIn. | BRW | http://bit.ly/17YKWGg

Australian SMEs not meeting consumers on social media. | Digital business | http://bit.ly/10GMxhX

Judges’ Facebook friendships insufficient for recusal … again. | Technology  & Marketing Law Blog | http://bit.ly/12c2ygV

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7 July 2013

MsLods’ news round-up – law and technology