MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology


Voluntary copyright alert program could be operational by end of 2014, says UK government. | Out-Law |

European court allows website blocking. | Technollama |

Aereo gets support from cable operators, law professors, tech industry.  | The Hollywood Reporter |

Forget suing filesharers: in 2014, anti-piracy efforts follow the money. | The Guardian |

Defamation & media law

Lawyer files $1.2 million defamation claim against Campbell Newman, Jarrod Bleijie. | Brisbane Times |

Supreme Court to hear internet defamation dispute. | The Irish Times |

The story behind the Rob Ford story.  | The Walrus |

Privacy & information security

Deputy leader is happy to see telcos collect metadata for the intelligence community. | The Guardian |

Australian Law Reform Commission seeks input into Proposals for Reforms to address Serious Invasions of Privacy. | ALRC |

Privacy: rationales government use to claim mass snooping is legal – Ken Roth. | The Age |

PM: iiNet attacks the ‘fallacy’ of metadata and mandatory data retention. |  ABC Radio |


A tech CEO’s passion for pinballs. | Forbes |

XBox password flaw exposed by 5-year old boy.  | BBC News |

Social media

USAID’s boneheaded idea to secretly make a “Cuban Twitter” just put Internet activists all over the world in danger. | Politico |

How Twitter has changed over the years in 12 charts. | The Atlantic |

Context and the digital divide.  | Paul Wallbank  |

5 April 2014

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

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