MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Digital creators call for copyright reform. | Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/1bxJTfI

A closer look at the Google Books Library Project decision. | The IPKat |  http://bit.ly/1fNWNuv

Who owns the Tardis? Son of man who invented Doctor Who’s time machine is challenging BBC over breach of copyright. | The Independent | http://ind.pn/1d9kcc0

Can Australia’s old-hat copyright laws work on the web? | SMH | http://bit.ly/1gXxJ77

Trans-Pacific Partnership – Intellectual Property Chapter

TPP leak confirms the worst: US negotiators still trying to trade away Internet freedoms | Electronic Frontier Foundation | http://bit.ly/1ed09Xo

Trans-Pacific Partnership a ‘corporate wishlist’: iiNet. | AFR | http://bit.ly/1aMup6r

Secret draft copyright treaty leaked: Meet the Trans-Pacific Partnership. | The Register  | http://bit.ly/1ed099C

Five key questions – and answers – about the leaked TPP text. | Washington Post | http://wapo.st/I0I7gj

Brief overview of the top concerns in the TPP’s Intellectual Property chapter. | Info Justice | http://bit.ly/1gXu2OQ

Visualising negotiating positions in the TPP’s Intellectual Property chapter. | To Promote the Progress | http://bit.ly/19yklOe US and Australia appear together 83 times.

The Trans Pacific Partnership IP Chapter leaks: the battle over internet service provider liability. | Michael Geist | http://bit.ly/1bI3rkU

Defamation & media law

If Rob Ford sues ex-staffers, he’ll lose. | Toronto Star | http://bit.ly/1d9lzYh

Court orders ABC to pay defamation damages. | ABC News | http://ab.co/1fNVfk8

Privacy & security

Indonesia angered as leaked documents reveal Australia spied on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. | ABC News | http://ab.co/1bxI0jc

Thanks, Snowden! Now all the major tech companies reveal how often they give data to government. | Forbes |  http://onforb.es/18I15hL

Google: Government requests for user information double over three years. | Google Public Policy Blog | http://bit.ly/1dLPgee

Technology

Netflix and YouTube make up majority of US internet traffic, new report shows. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1bxGBsN

Batkid: A heartwarming, very 2013 story. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/HUqTAo

Is Australia ready for the Internet of Things? | Business Spectator |  http://bit.ly/1bxGhKD

Telecommunications           

iiNet mulls moving NBN satellite users onto 3G, 4G. | IT News | http://bit.ly/18hmvpm

Hackett picked for NBN Co board. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/17CI4NB

Telstra leaving clients on hold. | SMH | http://bit.ly/1d9jRWY

Our business and the NBN. | Secret Lab | http://bit.ly/19yuhqY

Trade marks & brand protection

‘Onesie’ is a trademarked term, even though no one cares. | Consumerist | http://bit.ly/1jfGs1o

Social media

#AskJPM: A Twitter fail for the Ages writes Matt Taibbi. | Rolling Stone | http://rol.st/1dLM2Hw

Chance of tweeting all the way to the bank. | AFR | http://bit.ly/I0LaoE

18 November 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Modernising (Irish) Copyright: fair use, Irish-style. | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/1dchnD3

Copyright reform is in the air. | Project DisCo | http://bit.ly/1gAvir3 featuring The Creationistas: http://www.creationistas.com/

The New York Times endorsed a secretive trade agreement that the public can’t read. | Washington Post | http://wapo.st/1dVHVto

Rights issue forces last minute change at the Malthouse. | Performing ArtsHub | http://bit.ly/17gpbje

Defamation & media law

Today Tonight agrees not to show ambush footage of Simon Gittany. | SMH | http://bit.ly/1iWd5kF

Privacy & security

Australian authorities clock 50% success rate in Apple data requests. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1aMmiNm

Google is ordered to block images in privacy case. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1dceS3E

Russian Internet Surveillance: meet the new boss, same as the old boss. | Global Voices Advocacy | http://bit.ly/17M0Ojk

Yes, there actually is a huge difference between government and corporate surveillance. | The Washington Post |  http://wapo.st/1bibaml

Queensland Justice accidentally discloses sensitive data. | iTnews | http://bit.ly/HKbram

Technology

You can see a sunset from space. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/16SlinH

Painting the big picture in cancer care. | Canberra Times | http://bit.ly/1a g49ES

From Walmart to Bitcoin: The CEO behind the Chinese exchange sending BTC to new highs. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1ag3WkZ

I Loved You, Blockbuster: Alexis C. Madrigal. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/16SjT0h

Telecommunications           

What future for Australia’s National Broadband Network? | Computerworld |  http://bit.ly/1ezi39h

NBN Co brings in another Telstra exec. | iTnews | http://bit.ly/1ftdn2w

Trade marks & brand protection

A decades-long rivalry between ‘Patsy’s’ restaurants heats up. | NY Daily News | http://nydn.us/1biV1jU

Rock’n’roll and a hard place: Can Kelly Van Halen register her name as a trade mark?  | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/1gAtOwQ

Social media

Doge is an actually good internet meme. Wow. | Gawker | http://bit.ly/HO7Ubp

Time to turn Twitter’s hashtags into cash bags. | AFR | http://bit.ly/1cLGlNl

The hidden technology that makes Twitter huge. | Businessweek | http://buswk.co/1hXDTDi

 

10 November 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Pinterest closes another copyright hole, inks a deal with Getty Images. | TechCrunch  | http://tcrn.ch/17Ai3UM

Piracy is not Hollywood’s fault. Now what does that mean for policy? | Tech Liberation |  http://bit.ly/1bOQ6W0

UK ISPs told to block 21 pirate sites. | BBC | http://bbc.in/1gkud6t

Australian ISPs await invites into new anti-piracy talks. | IT News |  http://bit.ly/16wWGk6

Defamation & media law

Kuwait court upholds 10-year sentence for Twitter ‘insults’. | The Washington Post  | http://wapo.st/1fbHlI5

A first for British television as cameras are allowed into Court of Appeal. |  The Independent UK |  http://ind.pn/HzxZLe

Privacy & security

The Real Lesson of NSA: If your power depends on insiders vs. outsiders, time for plan B. | Medium | http://bit.ly/1akHIuQ

No morsel too minuscule for all-consuming NSA. | The New York Times | http://bit.ly/HuVapH

NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say. | The Washington Post | http://wapo.st/Hzwdtm

Technology

Twitter is weird—and other things fatherhood taught me: Alexis Madrigal. | The  Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1awvaGB

So you call yourself a geek? | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1a0tuT9

On the pathological way Apple deals with its customers. | Lessig | http://bit.ly/16XJMZu

Telecommunications           

Half-a-million NBN fibre connections in limbo. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1bOQ0xG

iiNet CEO calls for NBN usage fee to be cut. | The Australian | http://bit.ly/1fbHgEd

Broadband innovation needs cooperation, not endless fibre talk. | ZDNet  | http://zd.net/1bOPtvr

Trade marks & brand protection

Backers and opponents both trade mark ‘Obamacare. |  MarketWatch |  http://on.mktw.net/1aTFaIt

The affairs of Tintin in court: destination land of intellectual property. | IPKat | http://bit.ly/1aTEu5M 

Social media

Social media isn’t the main game in a disaster. |  Richard Chirgwin’s Blog |  http://bit.ly/Hnv2wk

LinkedIn in privacy storm over claims its iOS apps are ‘hijacking email’. | BRW | http://bit.ly/1hEd9HK

‘Hatching Twitter’ by Nick Bilton – book review. | The New York Times | http://nyti.ms/17AgA0K

3 November 2013

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology