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Law + tech news round-up

It’s been some time between posts  … since I last wrote, we’ve made it through the election, though the wait for results lead to some ‘e-voting’ thought bubbles ; while Mitch Fifield continues as Communications & Arts Minister, there’s new shadow Communications & Arts Ministers, and a new Minister assisting the PM on cyber security. Privacy concerns about the census haven’t been allayed in the past month and the “#siteblock” applications continue in the courts in Australia.   That’s just some of the (relatively) recent law + tech news. Happy reading.

COPYRIGHT

Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public. | Ars Technica | http://goo.gl/SrZCBF

Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions (including on copyright & ISDS) ‘questionable’, says Productivity Commission. | The Guardian | https://goo.gl/KPkaoR

Kickass Torrents: How did the US Government bring down the file-sharing site? | ABC News | http://goo.gl/fHCW0Q

Site takedown in US could negate local battle. | IT News | http://goo.gl/2Vvng7

Marrakesh Treaty will limit copyright, easing book access for blind and print-disabled worldwide. | TechCrunch | https://goo.gl/uqeYig

DEFAMATION, MEDIA  LAW & FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Harriet Wran subjected to ‘immense’ distress by ill-informed News Corp attacks, says judge. | The Guardian | https://goo.gl/IApdy3

The absurd excuses countries give for shutting off Internet access. | Slate | http://goo.gl/0UGwSY

Plymouth Brethren starts defamation action against The Age. | The Australian | http://goo.gl/rl4AsR

Ugandan lawyer seeks injunction against Facebook in Ireland over allegedly defamatory posts. | Irish Times | https://goo.gl/J5WVv0 

PRIVACY & INFORMATION SECURITY

How the ABS plans to use your Census name data. | IT News | http://goo.gl/Czi9Pn

Personality and privacy in Australia, presentation by Commissioner David Watts. | CPDP Victoria | https://goo.gl/n4c3oJ

Queensland police given rules for when to switch on body-worn cameras. | IT News | http://goo.gl/0uv5Pm

Data retention – the Advocate General opines. | Cyberleagle | https://goo.gl/TZD2Qj

UK police accessed civilian data for fun and profit. | Motherboard | https://goo.gl/0df5IN

Australia’s Privacy Commissioner has released privacy assessments of Coles’ & Woolworths’ loyalty programs. | OAIC | https://goo.gl/KUWVmz

E-voting is still the wrong answer to the wrong question. | ZDNet | http://goo.gl/YQGahq

TECHNOLOGY

Man who made rape comments on Facebook avoids jail and ‘was victim’, says lawyer. | New Matilda | https://goo.gl/y6Uykk

New revenge porn bill shows Silicon Valley’s influence in politics. | Motherhouse | https://goo.gl/oqpNfg

31 July 2016

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