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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

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