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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

In the deserts of Sudan and the Gardens of Japan, from Milan, to Yucatan, the CopKat is in the can. | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/1cTgePV

Copyright and the JFK assassination. | Internet Cases | http://bit.ly/1eLhjLW

Moby talks BitTorrent, Spotify and artist’s digital rights. | Musically | http://bit.ly/1dIVdfY

iiNet’s Steve Dalby on copyright and access to content in Australia. | iiNet Blog | http://bit.ly/1fVezi5

ALRC’s Copyright and the Digital Economy Final Report delivered to the Attorney-General. | ALRC | http://bit.ly/1ip8gFA Government now has 15 sitting days to table the document.

Here’s why Obama’s trade negotiators push the interests of Hollywood and drug companies. | Washington Post | http://wapo.st/18RD3EO

Useful table of Trans-Pacific Partnership analyses and commentary: http://tpplist.wordpress.com/ 

Defamation & media law

Lesley Kemp Twitter libel case is dropped. | BBC | http://bbc.in/1b5wZsK

UAE, Kuwait jail two Twitter uses for dissent, blasphemy. | Reuters | http://reut.rs/1ip7CI0

Privacy & information security

UN General Assembly Third Committee approves text titled ‘right to privacy in the digital age’. | UN | http://bit.ly/Iwcgnc

Privacy Commissioner plans hardline approach to new Act. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1cf5Dkb

Who is watching the watch lists? | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1bbfBi5

Users ID’ed through typing, mouse movements. | SC Magazine | http://bit.ly/1c4AigC

Technology

Is Google’s secretive research lab working on human-dolphin communication? | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1hqorRl

Netflix may have 20,000 or more customers in Australia – where it hasn’t even launched. | Quartz | http://bit.ly/19bsglm

What could replace ‘airplane mode’? | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1ip77O3

Making-of Lady Gaga’s latest video is coming to BitTorrent. | GigaOm | http://bit.ly/IwgPOl

Telecommunications           

NBN Co guidance: government can’t handle the unvarnished truth. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/186R5BH

In child porn crackdown, UK’s filter strategy ensares ISPs. | Business Week | http://buswk.co/1akLB3e

NBN chief puts brakes on FTTN upgrade path. | IT News | http://bit.ly/IyytAH

Telstra’s copper is ‘beyond repair’ and an ‘absolute disgrace’: union. | SMH | http://bit.ly/1jWWMEA

Trade marks & brand protection

Starbucks defeated in quest to stop sale of Charbucks coffee. | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/1b7OGa9

Fake LinkedIn profile may cause trade mark infringement. | Technology & Marketing Law Blog | http://bit.ly/18RB9nF

Cease-and-desist stoush as Kogan gatecrashes Click Frenzy. | Smart Company | http://bit.ly/1akPbKx

Social media

The NSW Attorney-General says Twitter users did a great job with the Simon Gittany case. | Business Insider | http://bit.ly/1c4vZSA

Twitter: Why 2014 will be a watershed year. | BRW | http://bit.ly/1cIYKGf

Courts struggle to find solution to social media misuse. | AFR | http://bit.ly/1cJ0C1L

ManicureMonday: Seventeen’s mag hashtag hijacked by scientists. | Slate | http://slate.me/18eQb30

Why this shepherd loves Twitter. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1cJ2ZBQ 

1 December 2013

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