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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

 Copyright

Cost of the TPP: Learning from Australia’s copyright experience under AUSFTA. |
Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/18MbpLL

2013 brings major fair use wins for tech, entertainment in the US. | Project Disco | http://bit.ly/19rBudn

Brandis sits on copyright review until 2014. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1hFT99p

A closer look at the public consultation on EU copyright rules. | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/1ggYhAe

Defamation & media law

Vietnam threatens fines and jail for tweeting critical comments about the government. | Media Bistro | http://bit.ly/1aKO3jw

The man without a name to get one – a small victory for open justice. | JournLaw | http://bit.ly/IKjjsc

Privacy & information security

Australian spy agency offered to share data about ordinary citizens. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1eYYc0i

NSA tracking cell phone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show. | The Washington Post | http://wapo.st/19rB1YA

Say no to late night venues using biometric surveillance, writes Asher Wolf. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1ggXaka

ASIO raids: the rule of law must be protected, writes Elizabeth O’Shea. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1bPNPOt

Technology

A drone’s scholar answers the big questions about Amazon’s plans. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1citbRW

Google files creepy patent to automate your social media voice. | Slate | http://slate.me/19rFPNI

Telecommunications           

Telcos oppose renting Telstra copper for NBN. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1iLTokC

Senate to explore submarine cable security. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1aKPtdV

Trade marks & brand protection

It’s a “no” to .polo. | Lexology | http://bit.ly/1aKNK8x

Dick Smith facing a fight over OzEmite brand. | The Age | http://bit.ly/1gh0M5B

Social media

Vale Denis Wright: The power of connection on Twitter. | Kat Gallow | http://bit.ly/1bpmdgm

UK Attorney-General to warn Twitter and Facebook users about contempt of court. | Gov.uk | http://bit.ly/19rAUfH

ACCC blogger guidelines add pressure for business disclosure. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1d2YFwZ  > ACCC Guidelines: ‘Online Reviews’: http://bit.ly/1d2YFwZ

Twitter appoints Marjorie Scardino as first female board member. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1eYYGUf

 

8 December 2013

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