MsLods’ news round-up on law + technology (+ some travel photos)

Copyright

Kevin Spacey urges TV channels to give control to viewers. | Telegraph | http://bit.ly/16HQZyG

International perspective on Australia’s consideration of fair use. | DisCo Project | http://bit.ly/13PWb5C

Blurred Lines and Best Song Ever hit the dancefloor (and the courtroom?). | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/1c5Jfsc

ALP won’t decide on data retention, copyright infringement until after the election. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1aEiu07

Defamation & media law

Journalists and anti-terrorism laws: an Australian perspective. | Media Report – ABC Radio National | http://bit.ly/1deuaYp (podcast)

Bloggers beware: law uneasy with court reporting by citizen journalists. | No Fibs | http://bit.ly/1c5GHKP

Privacy & security

NZ police affidavits related to Kim Dotcom raid shows PRISM used for surveillance. | IT News | http://bit.ly/14R1ooH

Webcam spying goes mainstream as Miss Teen USA describes hack. | Ars Technica | http://ars.to/17UTCvS

NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds. | The Washington Post | http://wapo.st/1aEcBQE

New Australian Privacy Principles guidance released for public consultation. | OAIC | http://bit.ly/1aEg4ic

Technology

Surprisingly good evidence that real name policies fail to improve comments. | TechCrunch | http://tcrn.ch/N5wCQc

Finnish media companies develop a new kind of digital paper. | Digile | http://bit.ly/140pywL

Miranda, PRISM, porn-blocking, it all fits into one agenda … four fears for authoritarians. | Paul Bernal’s Blog | http://bit.ly/17cglpl

Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world’s net traffic. | The Register | http://bit.ly/19FwMKQ

Telecommunications           

High Court grants ACCC leave to appeal TPG decision. | ACCC | http://bit.ly/17cdQmU

When the politicians get the Internet wrong, the Internet can be ruthless. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/1dEMeJX

ACCC pushes back NBN Co notice again. | IT News | http://bit.ly/12AyaMX

Trade marks & brand protection

Judge says Chubby Checker can pursue lawsuit against HP over penis-measuring app. | Ars Technica | http://ars.to/15m6FYG

Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive following trade mark case with broadcaster. | The Verge | http://bit.ly/16HVHfF

Social media

Political strategists get serious about social media. | Lateline | http://bit.ly/14ucLGq

The importance of being earnest. | Bandt | http://bit.ly/12AwWkP

No, I will not call it ‘twettiquette”. | Helen Lewis | http://bit.ly/18cCsJd

25 August 2013

 

Travel

MsLods’ news round-up on law + technology (+ some travel photos)