MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Ex-MP3tunes chief hit with $41 million copyright verdict. | Reuters | http://reut.rs/1fBMNTp

Piracy notwithstanding, MPAA enjoys a “very strong year” – again. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/QupJAu

Hargreaves implementation: draft regulations on copyright exception tabled before UK parliament. | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/1gcxujb

Cloud denialism preceded Aereo case. | Project DisCo | http://bit.ly/1jmBzXr

Defamation & media law

Protecting journalist-source privilege in Australia. | Media Law Northern Ireland | http://bit.ly/1hNMF3t

NSW courts to open doors to cameras. | Minister for Justice | http://bit.ly/QuoWPX

Privacy & information security

Hackonomics: Stolen Twitter accounts ‘more valuable’ than credit cards. | ZDNet |  http://zd.net/1e0lku2

We’re listening: Additional steps to protect your privacy.  | Microsoft | http://bit.ly/1gcuwLJ

No NSA reform can fix the American Islamophobic surveillance complex. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1fBLbsQ

Labor resurrects data notification bill.  | IT News | http://bit.ly/1iNHNi9

A Castan Centre event: Surveillance and privacy in the digital age (2 April, Melbourne). | Monash University | http://bit.ly/1f5tVf6

Technology

Is the Oculus Rift sexist? | Quartz | http://bit.ly/1leJne1

Death to “link rot”: Here’s where the Internet goes to live forever. | Fast Company | http://bit.ly/1leJTbG

Nakamato’s neighbour: My hunt for bitcoin’s creator lead to a paralyzed crypto genius. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1hNQrdh

Pixel and Dimed: On (not) getting by in the gig economy.  | Fast Company | http://bit.ly/1e0pty2

Social media

The time we tricked the internet into following a paper clip on Twitter. | Wired |    http://wrd.cm/1lvOgSu

Facebook’s like affair with brands is over. | SMH | http://bit.ly/1jKIfS4

Why people quit Twitter. | Quartz | http://bit.ly/1leKtGC

5 rules for live tweeting events. | Brian Thurston | http://bit.ly/1jKKTHs

30  March 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

ACCC endorses fair use and calls for copyright reform. | Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/1goOFnv

Landmark copyright suit Cariou v Prince is settled. | Art in America | http://bit.ly/1goKZlD

Teller wins lawsuit over copied magic trick.  | The Hollywood Reporter | http://bit.ly/1ldP7aq

Google, Viacom settle landmark YouTube lawsuit. | Reuters | http://reut.rs/1dmxYce

IFPI releases annual Digital Music Report. Highlights priorities include campaign on copyright reform initiatives in the EU & Australia to improve online copyright enforcement. | http://bit.ly/1iqNrXv

Defamation & media law

Can you sue a robot for defamation? | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1gegoGm

Hypocrisy adds insult to injury. | The Age | http://bit.ly/1jpgMAS

Privacy & information security

NSA breached Chinese servers seen as a security threat. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1gM5xi9

NSA surveillance program reaches into the past to retrieve, replay phone calls. | Washington Post | http://wapo.st/1gWrijM

It’s time that metadata met an end. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1fQMMKs

A Castan Centre event: Surveillance and privacy in the digital age (2 April, Melbourne). | Monash University | http://bit.ly/1f5tVf6

Technology

US tech companies urge Sen Wyden to reject fast track and bring transparency to TPP. | EFF | http://bit.ly/1jpcsBE

No, Nate, programmers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it.  | Medium | http://bit.ly/1gMb1cW

Confessions of an ex-tech journalist.  | Medium | http://bit.ly/1oNVfoM

The pointlessness of unplugging. | New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/1ddJvtL

Social media

Please let this be peak selfie.  | Wired | http://wrd.cm/1ddD3TI

Social media and the ethics of embedding.  | LinkTV | http://bit.ly/1oNTOqn

Judge doubts woman’s compensation claim based on social media and blog posts. | Brisbane Times | http://bit.ly/1iQ2AlL

After the protests. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1gekpdX

23 March 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Why Aereo matters to the cloud.  | DisCo Project | http://bit.ly/1gpvsvT

Getty Images not quite free to use.  | Legal Genealogist | http://bit.ly/OtitDe

Music Rights Australia backs Brandis’ copyright crackdown. | ZDNet |  http://zd.net/1cZcoo9

Defamation & media law

Who benefits from deregulating the media? | New Matilda | http://bit.ly/Njkm4O

Gina Rinehart ordered to pay Fairfax journalist’s legal costs.  | ABC News | http://ab.co/1e6BhSs

The tweet that cost $105,000. | Sydney Morning Herald | http://bit.ly/1g0eCJQ

Privacy & information security

Target (US) executive resigns after data breach.  | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1g0cdir

Asylum seekers across Australia launch legal appeals following data breach. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1gpmC1p

Apple keeps turning Bluetooth on when you update your iPhone.  |  Forbes | http://onforb.es/1irxtNc

What a croc: NT data retention proposal ‘overreach’.  | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1gBLgwg

Metadata project reveals privacy risks.  | ABC World Today | http://ab.co/1iQFhL6

Technology

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary. | BBC News | http://bbc.in/1cLQNF1

“Any idea with the power to transform the world won’t make much sense at first.” The first time I saw the web.  | Scott Berkun  | http://bit.ly/1gBGKOq

Strictly algorithm: How news finds people in the Facebook and Twitter age. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/PF3Ded

Through the watching glass. | Medium | http://bit.ly/1eGifiL

Telecommunications

It’s the 25th anniversary of the web, not the Internet. | Medium | http://bit.ly/1eGb368

Rural broadband – the difference it’s made to me.  | B4RN | http://bit.ly/1iQxtcu

Google accuses ASIC, AFP of abusing take down laws.  | IT News | http://bit.ly/1crWVSS

Court finds jurisdiction to arbitrate access disputes.  | ACCC | http://bit.ly/OtiVBz

Doctor Who animator threatens Australian exit. |  ZDNet | http://zd.net/1gpwojY

Social media

After WhatsApp what’s next for Facebook? | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1gpmSNO

The era of Facebook is an anomaly.  | The Verge | http://bit.ly/OthnHS

ASIC waters down social media monitoring plans. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/1oluUMy  Updated Guide http://bit.ly/1dVdMsh 

Home Tweet Home: @HouseofCoates |  New York Times | http://nyti.ms/OtiAPa

How a Facebook gallery nabbed me a dream job.  |  Buckleup’s Blog | http://bit.ly/1irx2T8

Why Twitter can’t keep crashing.  |  Wired | http://wrd.cm/1gvs1Iw

16 March 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Australia’s Attorney-General gives ISPs piracy ultimatum. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1jJNgqB

Spotify and Ministry of Sound settle music playlists copyright lawsuit.  | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1d9SSZq

US: CCI claims six strikes working great to thwart piracy offers absolutely no evidence to support claim.  | Techdirt | http://bit.ly/1fSykFM

Lessig truimphs in fair use battle. | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/1kGgM0c

The boneheaded copyright ruling that will unite Hollywood & Silicon Valley. | Washington Post | http://wapo.st/1eP5aCX

Defamation & media law

Truth emerges after lies about Hoffman death.  | Sydney Morning Herald | http://bit.ly/1kGq7oS

Free speech: What it is and what it isn’t. | The Conversation | http://bit.ly/1dP1mlt

Privacy & information security

Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ.  | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/NIuBjD

How covert agents infiltrate the Internet to manipulate, deceive, and destroy reputations.  | The Intercept | http://bit.ly/1ckrSbQ

What the Duke porn star reveals about privacy.  | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1mV9Opx

Technology

U.S. airport harasses traveller: ‘We saw Bitcoin in your bag’. | Business Insider | http://bit.ly/1kGqcZv

How the Internet uses nostalgia.  |  The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1dP1scW

Agbogbloshie: the world’s biggest e-dump in pictures. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1eEW7cj

Telecommunications

Australian Federal Police call for more access to metadata.  |  ABC | http://ab.co/1bWYSGo

UK: Inquiry into phone and email snoopers.  | The Telegraph | http://bit.ly/1eOTlwz

Social media

@GSElevator tattletale exposed (he was not in the Goldman elevator). | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/OPfJB4

It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (must, must read). | Boing Boing | http://bit.ly/1jJMfPh

2 March 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology