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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

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