MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology


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

  • 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 |

Sarah Jeong: Supreme court justices are not  good with computers. | Five Tweet Thoughts |  

Parker Higgins: Every mention of the “cloud” in the Aereo Supreme Court argument. | | Video:

Defamation & media law

Australian, Thai journalists to face court on Thai navy defamation charges. | Australia Network News |

Twibel ruling: Tweeting that someone is “f**** crazy” is not defamatory. | Technology & Marketing Law |

Google gagged: A public fight against a secret order. | LinkTV World News |

Privacy & information security

All sent and received emails in Gmail will be analysed, says Google. | Ars Technica |

Don’t share your location with your friends on WhatsApp. | Naked Security |

We asked Five Eyes what they were up to. Here’s what they said (updated post). | Privacy International |

  • 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 |

My storify posts of tweets and commentary concerning the Senate  Committee hearings: +


Etsy, home of the handmade, takes on a wholesaler’s role. | New York Times |

This guy hunts down the men behind revenge porn websites. |  Forbes |

Tim Wu: The many deceptions at the heart of the Internet. | New Yorker |

Joss Whedon will make new movie available immediately online. | LA Times |

Social media

Twitter suspends @JamesDean account: an impersonation rebel with(out) a cause? | The IPKat |

Meet the man behind’s Twitter’s most infamous phrase. | Buzzfeed |

5 LinkedIn tips every lawyer should know. | Kevin O’Keefe |

Big data: Don’t let the billions of data points blind you to the problem of too few sources to check the results. | Brookings |

27 April 2014


  1. Reblogged this on journlaw and commented:
    Another superb curation of media law news from lawyer Leanne O’Donnell (@mslods)!

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