MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology


Where to for copyright in 2015? First speakers for ADA Forum announced. | Australian Digital Alliance |

Ford Motor Company claims copyright over its list of car parts, tries to shut down independent repair tool. | EFF  |

Pho-to Fury: London restaurant told to ‘go f-ck yourself’ by Melbourne rival that allegedly stole its images. | Smart Company |

Canada: Rightscorp and BMG exploiting copyright notice-and-notice system: citing false legal information in payment demands. | Michael Geist |

Google asked to remove 345 million “pirate” links in 2014. | TorrentFreak |

US: Universal Music files copyright lawsuit over mixtapes sent to prisoners – “contraband personified”. | The Hollywood Reporter |  

Defamation, freedom of expression & media law

Tasmania moves to allow corporations to sue for defamation. | The Guardian |

David Miranda and the human rights black hole. | Newsweek |

Man wearing “I’m with Stupid” t-shirt among LNP campaigners arrested by 10 police in Brisbane. | Courier Mail |

Privacy & information security

Leaked European Parliament legal opinion on data retention. | Digital Rights Ireland |

Brandis and PwC no comment on 36-month data retention question and timing of consultation. | The Register |

Parliamentary Committee calls for contributions to data retention inquiry.  | APH |  Submissions due Monday 19 January.

My post on what’s missing from the government’s site on data retention. | MsLods |

Ai Weiwei is living in our future. Living under permanent surveillance and what that means for our freedom. | Medium |

These college roommates made six figures (in real money) recruiting Lyft users last year. | Fusion |

GCHQ’s ‘spook first’ program to train Britain’s most talented tech entrepreneurs. | The Independent |

Canadians upset with Romanian website that exposes court case details. | The Globe and Mail |

Netflix, Apple, Adobe. How geoblocks rip you off. | The Age |

Google, Facebook, eBay slam Australian ‘de facto internet filter’ (s 313 Telco Act).  | ZDNet |

Social media

“Around 20,000 people in Britain have been investigated in the past three years for comments made online … .”. | The Independent |

Not Banksy: The real artist behind the iconic Charlie Hebdo pencil tribute. | Mashable |

With the power of social media growing, police now monitoring and criminalising online speech: Glenn Greenwald. | The Intercept |

 9 January 2015

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