MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Canada: Federal Court establishes new safeguards on disclosures in file sharing suits. | Michael Geist | http://bit.ly/1bY7c9i

“Why are we going down a failed path in Australia?”: @Steve_Dalby, @iiNet on graduated response proposals. | Australian Financial Review |  http://bit.ly/1f4JGaW 

Lobby pushing for Australian piracy crackdown donates millions. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/MkU1me

Simplicity and fairness will aid innovation.  | Sydney Morning Herald | http://bit.ly/1pbWEGN

The only way to fix copyright is to make it fair. | The Conversation | http://bit.ly/1e6b2vK

Why deny US-style fair use copyright laws to Australians?  | Sydney Morning Herald | http://bit.ly/1ccTsSA

Defamation & media law

Wolf of Wall Street studio hit with $25M defamation suit. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/NnHK1m

Ireland: Mayor secures injunction directing Twitter to remove ‘false & grossly defamatory’ tweets. |  Independent | http://bit.ly/1fsLfOo

Privacy & information security

Immigration Department data lapse reveals asylum seekers’ personal details. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/MkUIvQ

The Information Commissioner has released final guidelines on the new Australian Privacy Principles: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/applying-privacy-law/app-guidelines/

WhatsApp comes under new scrutiny for privacy policy, encryption gaffs. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1mALoop

Senate inquiry into government access and phone data.  | Human Rights Law Centre |   http://bit.ly/1gnD5qW   Submissions close 27 February 2014

Technology

But they are useless. They can only give you answers.  | Confused of Calcutta | http://bit.ly/1bYcktS

12-year old creates $350 Braille printer with lego and open source software.  | Geek | http://bit.ly/1hd40FA

Telecommunications

Protecting Internet intermediaries.  |  Project Disco | http://bit.ly/MPYle6

Telstra wins legal battle over Optus ads.  | IT News | http://bit.ly/1pckcvf

Social media

The day we pretended to care about Ukraine. | Politico | http://politi.co/1jZ3a2X

Facebook will no longer change your privacy settings when you die.  | The Verge | http://bit.ly/1hGOJAc

Live in Melbourne? Tweet about law? Less than 2 weeks until #melblawdrinks on Friday  7 March. RSVP & details: http://twtvite.com/melblawdrinks7314 

Federal government tests the mood on immigration. | The Age | http://bit.ly/MPZPF7

23 February 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

A big week for copyright in Australia ….

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Report on Copyright and the Digital Economy was tabled in Parliament. ALRC’s media release: http://bit.ly/MZ8e9g and the Final Report:  http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/copyright-report-122

The Australian Law Reform Commission officially recommended adoption of fair use.  | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/1g8LuMF

The following day the Attorney-General addressed the Australian Digital Alliance’s Forum: http://bit.ly/MZ7Bwr  (Full text of the speech)

Stop the torrents: Australian government eyes copyright crackdown.  | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1lUrW2o

So are graduated warnings or site-blocking effective?  I considered some of the evidence last month. | http://bit.ly/1f1KJ

Privacy & information security

David Rolph on privacy and the Internet. | INFORRM | http://bit.ly/1f6fcUq

Metadata surveillance is an invasion of privacy. | National Post | http://bit.ly/M3eBaG

Internet surveillance: today is the day of we fight back. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1f2cktj

Senate inquiry into government access and phone data.  | Human Rights Law Centre |   http://bit.ly/1gnD5qW   Submissions close 27 February 2014

Technology

Do make the time to read this piece from @zeynep: The Internet good or bad? Yes. |  Medium | http://bit.ly/1hmaZ2k

Data-driven policy and commerce requires algorithmic transparency.  |  Tech Republic | http://tek.io/1g87iYA

Lululemon is trying to ban customers who try to resell their clothes online.  | SFGate | http://bit.ly/1eCQLJI

The life and sudden death of ‘Flappy Bird’. | Business Insider Australia | http://bit.ly/1b83ER8

Telecommunications

Separating NBN costs from NBN benefits. |  Business Spectator | http://bit.ly/1gFC4dc

TPG’s FTTB play a headache for Turnbull.  | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1bUFVPf

The NBN Panel of Experts released a Regulatory Framing Paper. | Department of Communications | http://bit.ly/1eDH8KD

Social media

So why tweet? My post for the Law Institute of Victoria. | LIV Young Lawyers | http://bit.ly/M3dQys

Make sure a stranger isn’t getting your Facebook messages. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/MYfeTP

The Labor of Social Media. | Jacobin | http://bit.ly/NRHUPm

In Melbourne and tweet about law? Join us for #Melblawdrinks on 7 March. RSVP and details: http://bit.ly/1gFBVqm

Free ride’s over for social media marketing, so get used to it.  | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1f6cYV7

The year I didn’t retweet men.  | Medium | http://bit.ly/1eCPBxO

16 February 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Cory Doctorow: What happens to digital rights management in the real world? | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1bfm7LT

How the Simpsons took on Hollywood and got its audience back. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1bAZTyy

The annual @Aus_Digital Forum is on in Canberra this week. Check out the program: http://bit.ly/1krlcKY

What will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement say on geo-blocking? Advice to DFAT from the ACCC on a range of consumer issues: http://bit.ly/1eJInMQ  (heavily redacted).

Defamation & media law

Max Mosley v Google Inc, Google go down (again, this time) in Hamburg.  | INFORRM | http://bit.ly/1ghrd7W

Turnbull hints at shift in media ownership laws. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1gZwohm

A popular Indonesian blogger and minor Twitter celebrity has been sentenced to one year of probation over libelous tweets. |  The Jakarta Globe | http://bit.ly/1nlz3jd

Privacy & information security

Credit card offer addressed to ‘Lisa Is A Slut McIntire’. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1lOWohB

Snowden docs: British spies used sex and ‘dirty tricks’. | NBC News | http://nbcnews.to/1fObTiA

Fighting for more #transparency. |  Twitter blogs | http://bit.ly/1fUJEAT

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo release US surveillance requests. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1d87sRr

Technology

You can explain EBay’s turnaround with just this one crazy story. | Business Insider | http://bit.ly/1dyZ6Oj

Tim Wu: As technology gets better, will society get worse? | The New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/MBX6ii

Atlassian – the untold story. | Business Insider | http://bit.ly/1dyZD2B

New surveillance technology can track everyone in an area for several hours.  | The Washington Post | http://wapo.st/1o6loQ2

The story behind ‘Milk Road’, the bitcoin cookie stand. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1jntvao

Telecommunications           

Paying to travel in the internet’s fast lanes. |  New York Times | http://nyti.ms/Nnz9fE

NBN debate continues in a policy vacuum. | Budde Blog | http://bit.ly/1lhzc8e

Telstra takes Optus to court to stop ads. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1bAZ5ti

Reminder: Senate Inquiry into Surveillance (Review of TIA Act) submissions due 27 February: http://bit.ly/LpPa2K 

Tim Berners-Lee: We need to re-decentralize the Web. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/M19Bns

iiNet concerned about integration overhead for Malcolm’s MTM NBN |  IT News | http://bit.ly/1iC3jWE

Social media

Twitter in legal war over @JamesDean | The Hollywood Reporter |  http://bit.ly/1f65ttm

“Twitter binds the process of informing to the process of emoting”, @ftrain & @mattbuchanan Death in a Crowd. | The New Yorker |  http://nyr.kr/1esvo3I 

Facebook’s fatal weakness: Why the social network is losing to Apple, Amazon and Google. | Salon | http://bit.ly/1ciyCkh

9 February 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

US Judge rules against mass claims in copyright cases.  | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/1diJn5V

Blocking doesn’t work: Dutch courts lift Pirate Bay ban. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/1fA0Ivj

Fair use takes centre stage at Judiciary Committee hearing. | EFF  | http://bit.ly/1i7yw3h

Defamation & media law

Google’s defamation case in India underscores challenges in ensuring internet freedom.  | Tech Crunch | http://tcrn.ch/1diPjf4

Abbott’s attack on the ABC proves politicians are free press chameleons. | JournLaw | http://bit.ly/1ikC8Q2

Courtney Love cleared in Twitter libel case. | BBC News | http://bbc.in/1fyl7l3v

Whistleblower law commences to mostly silence, little applause. | Open and Shut | http://bit.ly/1bjBikA

Privacy & information security

Spy agencies tap data streaming from phone apps. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1fyldsM

When big data marketing becomes stalking. | Scientific American | http://bit.ly/MMKplk

Profile of EFF’s Cindy Cohn: Reining in the NSA. | California Lawyer | http://bit.ly/1fynhBc

Meet “ChewBacca” the point-of-sale malware that infected dozens of retailers. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/1fA8AwJ

Technology

Giant hologram of Turkish Prime Minister delivers speech. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/LD1SvD

Aaron Swartz: A beautiful mind. | The Age | http://bit.ly/LnHYnU

The blog turns 20: A conversation with three internet pioneers. |  The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1fyoiJq

How Twitter won the second screen wars. | Tech Land | http://ti.me/MMOwxT

Telecommunications           

NBN is a policy vacuum: iiNet. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1gD0ZRH

Thoughts about my transition from Internode to NBN Co. | Simon Hackett | http://bit.ly/1dVZpT5

NBN Co’s “fibre ramp-up” is pure fantasy.  | IT News | http://bit.ly/1gD3PGn

Social media

Flipping the switches on Facebook’s privacy controls. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/LnGgmq

Doesn’t anyone read the news? – Tim Wu. | The New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/1cJicWk

Journalists allowed to tweet in WA Courts. | The West Australian | http://yhoo.it/LD4LwA

Adventures in Identity: Still struggling with Google+. | Stilgherrian | http://bit.ly/MoDP3R

2 February 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology