MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Singapore Government to consult on role of website blocking in fighting online copyright infringement. | Out-Law |  http://bit.ly/1ckeune

We are all creators now: collections, creation and copyright. Free public event, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney: https://weareallcreatorsnow-estw.eventbrite.com.au/

Study shows that hip hop sampling boosts sales of the songs sampled. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1gRV2A9

Creative Commons endorses ‘ongoing efforts to reform copyright law’. | InfoJustice |  http://onforb.es/HmTAGE

Defamation & media law

Lord McAlpine settles defamation action with Alan Davies over Twitter comment. | The Guardian |  http://bit.ly/HmTDSL

Cathy Gellis wins pro bono victory against UK defamation subpoena. | Popehat | http://bit.ly/1awInNI

Why journalists need the Open Government Partnership to help them. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/HmTyP3

Privacy & security

Medical start-up invited millions of patients to write reviews they may not realise are public. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/HmTAGE

Keeping teens ‘private’ on Facebook won’t protect them. | TIME | http://ti.me/1awIn09

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/18Y5vV4

LinkedIn ‘Intro’duces insecurity. | Bishop Fox | http://bit.ly/16BYFG5

Technology

NASA shoots lasers at the moon to create insanely fast Internet. | Wired Science | http://wrd.cm/16DJ7wc

How Sony is turning into a ghost in Japan and around the world. | Kotaku | http://bit.ly/17Rqo0i

Telecommunications           

Landline complaints surge, NBN nearly fault free:  TIO. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1a8fq6v

iiNet sees domestic capacity as new ISP ‘choke point’. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1ap7Uqa

NBN Co picks ‘turnaround experts’ for company review. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/18Y7Oat

Trade marks & brand protection

What happened when Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary went on Twitter for live Q&A? He crash-landed spectacularly. | The Independent | http://ind.pn/1c8D6LI

Thai coffee stall vows to fight Starbucks logo lawsuit. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1ilJAbJ 

Social media

White House national security staffer fired for Twitter postings under alias. | The Washington Post  | http://wapo.st/HafiwD

Justice opens up to social media. | The Age |  http://bit.ly/HafhJh

Yes, Twitter is flawed during an event like the Boston bombings — and so is everything else. | Giga OM | http://bit.ly/1ckewf2

27 October 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Bryson claim puts free speech in focus. | The 1709 Blog |  http://bit.ly/H5a7OO

Apple demands news site pull copy of iTunes radio contract, claims copyright infringement. | The Verge | http://bit.ly/1d8Ihil

Attorney-General Brandis talks piracy in AIMC keynote. | IF |  http://bit.ly/1d8ISk9

Creative Commons supports copyright reform efforts around the world. | CC | http://bit.ly/17Ygwkw

Getting to the heart of the piracy debate. | Tech Liberation |  http://bit.ly/17MIHTp

Defamation & media law

Strasbourg: Delfi AS v Estonia: Court strikes serious blow to free speech online. | Inforrm’s Blog | http://bit.ly/GZkqnL

Kim Williams to sue Fairfax over Opera House story. | The Australian | http://bit.ly/H5aj0x

Proposed UK legislation: website operators to have two day deadline to notify author of defamation complaints. | Out Law | http://bit.ly/1gw3J2X

Hinch denies appeal to Twitter supports to help pay fine. | http://bit.ly/171C3gB

Privacy & security

Former ASIO head to run AG office. | SMH | http://bit.ly/1cwypMn

Anti-NSA group adopts highway to get close to Utah data centre. | The Salt Lake Tribune | http://bit.ly/15Vdgdc

Lavabit’s Legal Fight: Should the feds have the right to break the Internet’s security system? | Forbes | http://onforb.es/H94Oyo

Australia starts debate on the right to be forgotten on the Internet. | The Age | http://bit.ly/1i6S3iH

Technology

Ada Lovelace, the first tech visionary. | The New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/17appxW

Why a Finnish gaming company is worth $3 Billion. | Bloomberg | http://bloom.bg/1c7yeuo

Free event in Sydney: ‘We are all creators now’, Collections, Creation & Copyright: https://weareallcreatorsnow-estw.eventbrite.com.au/

Telecommunications           

NBN’s ‘convoy of no consequence’. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1d8ILF8

iiNet’s NBN fibre customers use 60% more internet. | IT News | http://bit.ly/16oWBfg

NBN Co calls in Telstra’s Milne. | AFR |  http://bit.ly/1ayfz42

Conroy bypassed for shadow Comms portfolio. | IT News | http://bit.ly/HbV9G

Trade marks & brand protection

Ralph Lauren defeated in .polo gTLD case. | Managing IP | http://bit.ly/H59Yeg4

These cool brands are actually owned by major companies. | News | http://bit.ly/17YjUvW

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ novelist sues over trade mark. | CNN |  http://bit.ly/17Yl8av

Social media

A high school is actually not Manhattan’s saddest spot, a researcher says. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/H94CPr

The funniest questions Twitter asked of British Gas boss today.  | Liberal Conspiracy | http://bit.ly/GWPxQt

Passing gimmick or something more? Meet the brands letting their customers pay in social media. | Smart Company | http://bit.ly/19l6Lkj

Snapchat says it’s handed over ‘about a dozen’ unopened messages to law enforcement. | The Verge| http://bit.ly/19l3AJk

21 October 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

15 technologies that the content industry sued after Diamond Rio, one of the earliest MP3 players. | DisCo Project | http://bit.ly/GYdjuY

Aereo battles seem destined for the Supreme Court. | The 1709 Blog |  http://bit.ly/19xx9Gq

Free public event Tuesday 15 October: Trade and technology: What does the Trans Pacific Partnership mean for Australia? | Swinburne | http://bit.ly/19Obit5

Defamation & media law

Kevin Pietersen accepts libel damages over Specsavers advert. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/19KERAN

Mal Brough to defend Clive Palmer defamation case. | Brisbane Times |  http://bit.ly/19DNX0k

Judgment in  ECHR case suggests sites need to police comments and predict when a story will attract defamatory posts. | The Guardian |  http://bit.ly/19xzscG

Privacy & security

Mass spying: How the US stamps its supremacy on the Pacific region. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/16YA3YD

Internet freedom group splits from tech companies over surveillance concerns. | The Hill’s Hillicon Valley | http://bit.ly/19DMc3s

The Australian government knew about PRISM before the Snowden revelations. | IT News | http://bit.ly/GYdFlu

Australian Law Reform Commission has released its Issues Paper – Serious Invasions of Privacy. | ALRC | http://bit.ly/18byJzf

Technology

This African inventor created a $100 3-D printer from e-waste. | Fast Company | http://bit.ly/1boWHXy

The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web: Katharine Viner | The Guardian |  http://bit.ly/1cLvG4n 

Telecommunications           

Telco sector memo to Malcolm Turnbull: please be decisive. | The SMH |  http://bit.ly/17AIz9J

The US is losing control of the internet. | Wired UK | http://bit.ly/1ejxMGP

Internet use: we’re more mobile, but we still need a cable. | Crikey |  http://bit.ly/19xwbdo

Internet activity, Australia: June 2013. | Australian Bureau of Statistics | http://bit.ly/19DPu6z

Trade marks & brand protection

UK: Of Purple Haze and Scrabble Plays: appeal court says “no” to fuzzy trade mark descriptions. | The IPKat |  http://bit.ly/17nWLUd

Clive Palmer files for Palmersaurus.  | TM Watch |http://bit.ly/1gCr7cM

Social media

Socially speaking: In defence of social media. | Lawyers Weekly | http://bit.ly/17nW0ug

Facebook users can no longer hide from search. | Fast Company | http://bit.ly/GVSmSm

Google will start using your picture to sell products to friends. | The Verge |  http://bit.ly/18bx2Sq

 

14 October 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Whose tattoo is it anyway? | LA Times | http://lat.ms/18Gyj3i

Evolving copyright and the relationship with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). | Knowledge Ecology International |  http://bit.ly/16N0LDn

Report: Piracy isn’t killing content. | Gizmodo | http://bit.ly/16qSK4F

Professor Ian Hargreaves: MPs have missed the mark in attacking copyright reform. | The Conversation |  http://bit.ly/1bB7e65

Defamation & media law

Derryn Hinch guilty of contempt over Jill Meagher case. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/16MnyPD

Chris Kenny to pursue Chaser team over dog skit. | The Age | http://bit.ly/1fS3Rd0

Privacy & security

Privacy in Australia – a timeline from colonial capers to racecourse snooping, possum perving and delving drones. | journlaw | http://bit.ly/15TGgin

NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/19rkYP4

Avoid facial detection algorithms … with a t-shirt. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1fT7H5A

Technology

Visually impaired turn to smartphones to see their world. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/196tsqW

The digital revolution’s lingering literacy problem. | ZDNet| http://zd.net/1965azh

You’ve probably never heard of New York’s most valuable startup—and it’s worth $1.2 billion. |   Quartz |  http://bit.ly/17as2Ki

Man controls the world’s first bionic leg with his mind. | Business Insider | http://bit.ly/17KiMjh

Telecommunications           

German telco sends in drones to mark cables. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1a2BYpP

Foxtel triple play hits NBN snag. | AFR | http://bit.ly/18HUJkP

Soon your Facebook credentials will log you into wi-fi networks. | GigaOM | http://bit.ly/17Kgtgf

Trade marks & brand protection

England: Cadbury’s attempt to trade mark Dairy Milk purple blocked. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/19t3ZpE

Jay Z explains the Blue Ivy trade mark. | Fashion Law| http://bit.ly/GHfyUs

Social media

ESPN bans its reporters from sports-related social media. | Mediaite | http://bit.ly/18HUPZD

Native advertising and online innovation. | Project DisCo |  http://bit.ly/GG50Vk

Will it float? Twitter’s prospectus shows signs of growth. | Crikey | http://bit.ly/1fT7Cih

7 October 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology