MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

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

Copyright

Judge appears to back Google’s defence of digital books project. | CNET News | http://cnet.co/16L4lXL

Does copyright law work? | Columbia Journalism Review | http://bit.ly/18B62tH

US Post Office to pay $685,000 in damages. | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/1hcmCTJ

Defamation & media law

Chief Justice Robert French gags himself to let the videos to do the court’s talking. | The Australian | http://bit.ly/1aB60TM

Leveson has been ‘disastrous’ says Guardian legal chief. | Press Gazette | http://bit.ly/18fRUqE

Privacy & security

Proposed changes to Facebook data use policy and statement of rights and responsibilities: OAIC letter to Facebook. | OAIC | http://bit.ly/1eR5Cp7

YouTube announces a new commenting system. | Techcrunch | http://tcrn.ch/17eg6Kv

Eyes on the street or creepy surveillance? | Zephoria | http://bit.ly/1bihqgi

NSA gathers data on social connections of US citizens. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/18fUiOf

Technology

Trade and technology: What does the Trans Pacific Partnership mean for Australia? | Swinburne | http://bit.ly/19Obit5

California’s new ‘online eraser’ law should be erased. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/18B6hEW

Telecommunications           

Turnbull asks NBN Co board to resign. | ABC News | http://bit.ly/165pqAE

Foxtel ‘triple play’ of great appeal: Thompson. | The Australian | http://bit.ly/19fCf82

ACCC decision on NBN access terms  delayed by new government. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/16URZNP

Trade marks & brand protection

“Mark Twain” was a brand. | Salon | http://bit.ly/15D2iWm

Social media

China lets down its great firewall for Twitter and Facebook. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1bjwr53

Sandi’s Twitter services no longer required: Coalition. | The Age | http://bit.ly/1bjx4vf

Public servants should be impartial online: Australian Government CTO. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1bjx2Ud

Horse_ebooks Twitter account run by Buzzfeed employee. Is nothing sacred? | Guardian | http://bit.ly/19LD4aJ

29 September 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Collective copyright trolling in Australia? | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/19sMCqQ

I don’t think that number means what you think it means … | DisCo Project | http://bit.ly/16lfvcp

Stop treating symptoms and start curing diseases. | Ericsson | http://bit.ly/18QSUyv

Dish wins again: federal judge in New York refuses to ban Hopper. | The Verge | http://bit.ly/15l6EkM

Netflix Canada: Piracy down 50 per cent since service’s launch. | Huffington Post | http://huff.to/18kPjdW

Defamation & media law

Shield laws up, but not quite there. | Media Watch | http://bit.ly/16TnPNX

Privacy & security

The United Nations meets 13 Principles against unchecked surveillance. | Electronic Frontier Foundation | http://bit.ly/1b6bL0a

Online privacy and identity – and Disney Princesses! | Paul Bernal’s Blog | http://bit.ly/15l7MKA

The corrosive effect of surveillance secrecy. | Crikey |  http://bit.ly/1bAUiw7

Wi-Fi sniffing lets researchers take social snapshots of crowds. | Techworld | http://bit.ly/18OzSPe

Technology

Pay heed to the internet’s Third Wave Cows of Disruption. | ZDNet  | http://zd.net/1eBr819

The jagged edges of the TPP. | Internet Ganesha | http://bit.ly/15OtoNS

Google Ngram viewer now in “define”. | bricoleur | http://bit.ly/15OutFk

The six men on this list of tech writers most willing to be replaced by women. | Medium | http://bit.ly/17WqHJs

Telecommunications           

Brazil’s controversial plan to extricate the internet from US control. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/1dCYAkT

Trans-Pacific cable plans mired in geopolitics. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/15l5ETe

One competitor is enough, says Telstra. | IT News | http://bit.ly/16AZVU4

The NBN Board has run away. Why? | Business Spectator | http://bit.ly/19sRcFL

Trade marks & brand protection

Pinterest chases away Sprint, others from “pin” trademarks — “Pindle” out of luck. | GigaOM | http://bit.ly/1bARpeH

Not to be, um, trifled with, Texas guards its slogans. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/19sQxEe

Social media

LinkedIn Transparency Report. | LinkedIn | http://linkd.in/1aYlNNu

Facebook chases Google’s deep learning with new research group. | MIT Technology Review | http://bit.ly/1bAUETw

Companies to get protection from activist’s boycotts. | The Australian |  http://bit.ly/16AY6qs

Teen Olympia Nelson takes stand against sexualised selfie photos. | ABC News |  http://bit.ly/16Tuxnb

 

 

23 September 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ weekly news round-up on law + technology

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

Copyright

New Zealand Greens make new bid to ditch ‘skynet’ copyright law. | Stuff NZ | http://bit.ly/1aBA6Ho

Three-strikes laws do not reduce online piracy: study. | IT News | http://bit.ly/14S49vx

The ‘I have a dream speech’ and copyright reform. | Project DisCo | http://bit.ly/1eRhBlc

Report: How Google fights piracy. | Google Public Policy Blog |  http://bit.ly/1ezYLkX

Defamation & media law

Tweeting by journalists to be allowed from South Australian courtrooms. | ABC News  | http://bit.ly/192ZYsu

Holiday home owner loses fight with Google Australia. | SMH | http://bit.ly/19345WI

China cracks down on online media with threat of jail for ‘online rumours’. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/17ABrNq

Privacy & security

In Facebook‘s new privacy policy updates, your face pics matter. | AllThingsD | http://dthin.gs/184MkX1

Yahoo files lawsuit against NSA over user data requests. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/16uwHcO

Technology

A Discussion with Cryptome. | Gawker | http://bit.ly/15uAxTp

A journalist agitator facing prison over a link. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1eRhaHr

The consumer has spoken but is anyone listening?  | The Networked Society Blog | http://bit.ly/1aL7nDw

Telecommunications           

NZ Government restrained in user info requests compared to Australia. | Internet Ganesha  | http://bit.ly/18iESFA

iPhones, fingerprints and privacy. | Paul Bernal’s Blog | http://bit.ly/1eeC2tz

Conroy seeks position on Labor front bench. | IT News | http://bit.ly/19U9118

Cutting the red tape. | Cross Talk – Phil Dobbie | http://bit.ly/17ACUDI (podcast)

Thai telecom company True uncovers the true meaning of communication. | Creativity | http://bit.ly/166f6Uk

Trade marks & brand protection

Apple App Store trademark hearing set for November 18. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1eRi32L

Bargain for Suntory as Lucozade, Ribena brands change hands. | IPKat | http://bit.ly/14S5Mcr

Social media

Facebook removes ABC’s cheeky image. | Mumbrella | http://bit.ly/1aBAl5o

Social networks blind-sided by new Australian govt’s e-safety tsar. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/161Ysfl

Why doesn’t Facebook show you what a ‘Friend of a Friend’ sees on your profile? | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1eRhdD8

When bloggers irritate judges. | Hercules and the umpire. | http://bit.ly/184ApWU

15 September 2013

MsLods’ weekly news round-up on law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up – law and technology

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

Copyright

International criticism escalates against TPP as negotiations go further underground. | Electronic Frontier Foundation | http://bit.ly/19wrlxk

Ministry of Sound sues Spotify for copyright infringement. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1cUxlSn

Myth busting fair use for universities. | Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/1agZdPQ

Warner Music aims to keep ‘Happy Birthday’ away from the public domain. | The Hollywood Reporter | http://bit.ly/1cUzhKE

Defamation & media law

Algorithmic Defamation: The case of the shameless auto-complete. | Tow Center for Digital Journalism |  http://bit.ly/1agVFwM (US perspective)

England: Twitter user held over Michael Le Vell child rape trial tweet. | BBC |  http://bbc.in/17LhK2f

Helen Liu defamation case: Age journalists ordered to reveal sources. | SMH | http://bit.ly/19wsCEo

Privacy & security

Sharing our first transparency report. | Yahoo | http://bit.ly/14v7EHS 704 requests for information from the Australian government.

The terrifying search engine that finds Internet-connected cameras, traffic lights, medical devices, baby monitors and power plants.  | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1fLx6J4

The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back, writes Bruce Schneier. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/14v6dnK

Celebrity, privacy and the media: Australia & the UK. | INFORRM | http://bit.ly/1fLymfe

Technology

Bizarro world of hilarious mistakes revealed in long secret personal data files just opened. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/15NmuUm

The Problem with the “I Forgot My Phone” video. |  Cyborgology | http://bit.ly/17hGeDq

Microsoft to buy Nokia’s devices, services unit. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/14CmmI2

Telecommunications           

Optus lobbies for copper cost carve-up. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1e4BVl1

Coalition backflips on internet filtering policy. | ZDNet |  http://zd.net/13kLOnP

Social media

All LinkedIn with nowhere to go. | The Baffler | http://bit.ly/1aW8AqP

Judge Kopf discovers ‘tweet snark’. | Hercules and the umpire | http://bit.ly/18F86jY

With privacy battle brewing, Facebook won’t update policy right away. | LA Times |  http://lat.ms/17LhFeN

8 September 2013

MsLods’ news round-up – law and technology

MsLods’ news round-up > law and technology

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

Copyright

Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig sues Australian record company over Phoenix’s “Lisztomania”. | The Boston Globe |  http://b.globe.com/14ifuiK

No Coalition policy on data retention, copyright infringement. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/17daTyl

The CopyKat – your weekend copyright catchup. | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/1dxIN9t

New research by Ericsson showing reduction in file sharing, especially in the US. | Ericsson TV & Media Lab Report 2013 | http://bit.ly/15Lu31L

White House copyright czar jumps to industry anti-piracy group. | Wired | http://bit.ly/15i5uWS

Defamation & media law

Social media risks and rewards – @journlaw’s public lecture. | journlaw | http://bit.ly/1frGi55

Privacy & security

Draft Australian Privacy Principles Guidelines released for consultation. Comment period closes 20 September 2013. | OAIC | http://bit.ly/14ifIX6

‘Baby Monitor Hack’ could happen to 40,000 other Foscam users. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/15q4mGJ

Melbourne IT breach highlights need for security culture. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/18uIt4d

Technology

Twitter and Facebook’s global impact as told through which governments want their data. |  Quartz | http://bit.ly/15q4qXd

A data broker offers a peak behind the curtain. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/17z9zvV

Telecommunications           

NBN Co reins in rollout transparency. | IT News |  http://bit.ly/19XH4X0

Trade marks & brand protection

Apple hoping to trade mark the term ‘STARTUP’. | ™Watch | http://bit.ly/17z8XpT

Social media

Workplace clashes involving social media. | Law Report – ABC Radio National | http://bit.ly/1frGkKp

Australian government makes frequent requests for Facebook user data. | IT News | http://bit.ly/17dbwYw

Turning a “No Comment” company into a social media advocate. | MIT Sloan Management Review | http://bit.ly/130dAWp

Twitter General Counsel steps down as company prepares to go public. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/199txdW

1 September 2013

MsLods’ news round-up > law and technology