MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology


Can you copyright a tweet? | Technollama |

Fox v Dish lays some Aereo concerns to rest. | DisCo Project |

Information is power: a revolution for the blind. | Australian Digital Alliance |

Updating operating system now: where’s our fair use? | Lib Copyright |

Fair copyright policy starts with transparency. | Australian Digital Alliance |
Defamation, freedom of expression & media law

Companies suing critics. That’s the real enemy of free speech. | The Guardian |

Journalism is not a crime. So why are reporters being referred to police? | The Guardian |

UK: Every national newspaper editor urges Prime Minister to stop RIPA spying on journalists. | Press Gazette |

Southern Cross TV breached privacy by filming through window for Today Tonight report. | Mumbrella |

LNP politicians target Alan Jones | Daily Mail Australia |

Privacy & information security

Tech giants fear being captured by data retention legislation. | ZDNet |

Charlie Hebdo and the security state: Julia Powles. | Wired |

Border protection plans to extend telco surveillance. | ZDNet |

Scrap data retention bill: Law Institute of Victoria. | Pro Bono News |

Victoria’s Privacy Commissioner  hits out at “ill-defined” data retention plans. | AFR |  (See submission no. 39 ->

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

129 submissions on Australia’s controversial Data Retention Bill: Public hearings on 29 & 30 January.

Aussie Travel Cover has hundreds of thousands of records stolen in hacking, policy holders not informed. | ABC |

Thai PM vows to pass cyber spying bill. | Telecomasia |

UK: Abuse of Parliamentary procedure: introducing the Comms Data Bill into the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill. | Open Rights Group  |

How Netflix wants to end geo-blocking. | ZDNet |

How to catch a terrorist? The Whole Haystack. | The New Yorker |

‘The Cloud’ and other dangerous metaphors. | The Atlantic |

US: Cops get handheld radar that can “detect people breathing” through walls. | Ars Technica |

Silk Road Judge: Tor browser is ‘mumbo jumbo to most people on the jury right now’. | Forbes |

High stakes in New Zealand’s war against spam. | The New Zealand Herald |

The Coweb – can the Internet be archived? | The New Yorker |

Social media

Snapchat hiring journalists to become its own publisher. | GigaOm |

Online retailers and media companies least trusted with personal information. | Mumbrella |

Concerns about power and influence of social media on Royal Commission. | ABC AM |

Gillette pays Tinder for catchy research, not advertising. | AdAge |

NSW Police fail victims of domestic violence with flippant social media post. | Daily Mail |

US: Justice Department settles lawsuit over fake Facebook page. | Buzzfeed |


24 January 2015


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