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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Can you copyright a tweet? | Technollama | http://bit.ly/1D0A6Op

Fox v Dish lays some Aereo concerns to rest. | DisCo Project | http://bit.ly/15nIjkv

Information is power: a revolution for the blind. | Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/1wuhLUX

Updating operating system now: where’s our fair use? | Lib Copyright | http://bit.ly/1Jkykvz

Fair copyright policy starts with transparency. | Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/1yUQf7n
Defamation, freedom of expression & media law

Companies suing critics. That’s the real enemy of free speech. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1wtk0YJ

Journalism is not a crime. So why are reporters being referred to police? | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1JnxRXw

UK: Every national newspaper editor urges Prime Minister to stop RIPA spying on journalists. | Press Gazette | http://bit.ly/14WYVix

Southern Cross TV breached privacy by filming through window for Today Tonight report. | Mumbrella | http://bit.ly/1GMvHor

LNP politicians target Alan Jones | Daily Mail Australia | http://dailym.ai/1GMDjr3

Privacy & information security

Tech giants fear being captured by data retention legislation. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1ATVr9Q

Charlie Hebdo and the security state: Julia Powles. | Wired | http://bit.ly/1Crtnz8

Border protection plans to extend telco surveillance. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1L5FGF2

Scrap data retention bill: Law Institute of Victoria. | Pro Bono News | http://bit.ly/1wpgA9b

Victoria’s Privacy Commissioner  hits out at “ill-defined” data retention plans. | AFR | http://bit.ly/1yUNwLl  (See submission no. 39 -> http://bit.ly/1CAkC5Q)

OAIC’s new Guide to securing personal information. | OAIC | 

129 submissions on Australia’s controversial Data Retention Bill: http://bit.ly/1CAkC5Q Public hearings on 29 & 30 January.

Aussie Travel Cover has hundreds of thousands of records stolen in hacking, policy holders not informed. | ABC | http://ab.co/1sYO5UN

Thai PM vows to pass cyber spying bill. | Telecomasia | http://bit.ly/1EEi1H4

UK: Abuse of Parliamentary procedure: introducing the Comms Data Bill into the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill. | Open Rights Group  | http://bit.ly/1L4T7F4

How Netflix wants to end geo-blocking. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1zEsX8P

How to catch a terrorist? The Whole Haystack. | The New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/1EEcTCO

‘The Cloud’ and other dangerous metaphors. | The Atlantic | http://theatln.tc/1CnYQC0

US: Cops get handheld radar that can “detect people breathing” through walls. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/1L0sbpT

Silk Road Judge: Tor browser is ‘mumbo jumbo to most people on the jury right now’. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1yGkdNG

High stakes in New Zealand’s war against spam. | The New Zealand Herald | http://bit.ly/1L5J8Q1

The Coweb – can the Internet be archived? | The New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/1xnO7lK

Social media

Snapchat hiring journalists to become its own publisher. | GigaOm | http://bit.ly/1L4nADf

Online retailers and media companies least trusted with personal information. | Mumbrella | http://bit.ly/1L1wTE4

Concerns about power and influence of social media on Royal Commission. | ABC AM | http://ab.co/18alO4x

Gillette pays Tinder for catchy research, not advertising. | AdAge | http://bit.ly/1AwSs76

NSW Police fail victims of domestic violence with flippant social media post. | Daily Mail | http://bit.ly/1BvD9Rw

US: Justice Department settles lawsuit over fake Facebook page. | Buzzfeed | http://bzfd.it/1uqMJO2

 

24 January 2015

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