MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Why we filed an amicus brief in Garcia v Google: blaming 3rd parties has a serious impact on free speech. | Techdirt | http://bit.ly/1hBX0z

  • Last week was the much-anticipated oral argument before the Supreme Court in the Aereo case. Here’s some commentary from folk who camped out overnight to get a seat in the courtroom:

Ali Sternburg: 8 takeaways from the Aereo supreme court oral argument. | Project DisCo | http://bit.ly/PFwnm4

Sarah Jeong: Supreme court justices are not  good with computers. | Five Tweet Thoughts | http://bit.ly/1ffOdIX  

Parker Higgins: Every mention of the “cloud” in the Aereo Supreme Court argument. | http://bit.ly/1k6Xosi | Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ_eX7HFTbQ

Defamation & media law

Australian, Thai journalists to face court on Thai navy defamation charges. | Australia Network News | http://ab.co/1lhxqoI

Twibel ruling: Tweeting that someone is “f**** crazy” is not defamatory. | Technology & Marketing Law | http://bit.ly/1lU0GVf

Google gagged: A public fight against a secret order. | LinkTV World News | http://bit.ly/1ry3MgR

Privacy & information security

All sent and received emails in Gmail will be analysed, says Google. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/1hyZCSI

Don’t share your location with your friends on WhatsApp. | Naked Security | http://bit.ly/1j0Jn1h

We asked Five Eyes what they were up to. Here’s what they said (updated post). | Privacy International | http://bit.ly/1ioOWXK

  • This past week I closely watched the hearings of the Senate Committee considering the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act#TIAInquiry:

Legal community has ‘grave concerns’ over new push for mass data collection. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1nQFtIS

My storify posts of tweets and commentary concerning the Senate  Committee hearings: http://bit.ly/1k6WZWS + http://bit.ly/1ioPRHx

Technology

Etsy, home of the handmade, takes on a wholesaler’s role. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1fjNi9Y

This guy hunts down the men behind revenge porn websites. |  Forbes | http://onforb.es/1j0K0b2

Tim Wu: The many deceptions at the heart of the Internet. | New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/1lTZOQE

Joss Whedon will make new movie available immediately online. | LA Times | http://lat.ms/1hz3bZj

Social media

Twitter suspends @JamesDean account: an impersonation rebel with(out) a cause? | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/1ffJVBa

Meet the man behind’s Twitter’s most infamous phrase. | Buzzfeed | http://bzfd.it/1ioP0qq

5 LinkedIn tips every lawyer should know. | Kevin O’Keefe | http://bit.ly/1ioP61f

Big data: Don’t let the billions of data points blind you to the problem of too few sources to check the results. | Brookings | http://bit.ly/1lUx5Xz

27 April 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

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