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Law + tech news round-up

The Senate inquiry into the 2016 Census is hearing evidence today.  (You can watch or listen online.)  On the copyright front, one of the #siteblock cases is scheduled to be back in the Federal Court today. In privacy news, last week the Federal Government introduced the long awaited mandatory data breach notification bill. And for those in Melbourne tomorrow, there is a free panel: “Big Data and Cybersecurity: Are We Ready?  Happy reading …

COPYRIGHT

Albert Namatjira’s family screens documentary highlighting copyright plight. | ABC | https://goo.gl/RQkRuZ

The remix wars: Copyright and the Socially Awkward Penguin. | New Atlas | https://goo.gl/9ykBXy

The is in force. One step closer to ending the book famine. | Australian Digital Alliance | https://goo.gl/i1O56I

From the US … Copyright law shouldn’t punish research and repair. | EFF | https://goo.gl/efiIYv

DEFAMATION, MEDIA  LAW & FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Judge rejects “riot” charges against Amy Goodman in North Dakota. | Democracy Now | https://goo.gl/0Z4oHa

The New York Times’s lawyer responds to Donald Trump. | New York Times | https://goo.gl/i31oWw

$700,000 award as judge issues online defamation warning. | Yahoo | https://goo.gl/vUkUii

When librarians are silenced. | The New York Review of Books | https://goo.gl/k8TsgX

Call for submissions by 1 November 2016. UN Special Rapporteur is conducting a study on freedom of expression in the telecommunications and Internet access sector. | OHCHR | http://goo.gl/uZnGR

New UN report highlights freedom of expression violations across the globe. | Just Security | https://goo.gl/XltjRO

PRIVACY & INFORMATION SECURITY

Brandis wants two-year jail sentence for re-identifying government data. | IT News | https://goo.gl/8vVLXG

Government departments ask AFP to obtain “metadata” after data retention laws limited access. | ABC | https://goo.gl/FQRVYH

A grand bargain to make tech companies trustworthy. | The Atlantic | https://goo.gl/LQaDzD

Victoria’s privacy commissioner says scanning job applicants’ social media could breach Privacy Act. | IT News | https://goo.gl/veQwDF 

Subpoenas and gag orders show government overreach, tech companies argue. | New York Times | https://goo.gl/EezdL1

TECHNOLOGY

The ALP introduced a Private Member’s Bill – Criminal Code Amendment (Private Sexual Material) Bill 2016. | APH | https://goo.gl/wVtF32

The webcams involved in Friday’s internet attack are being recalled. | Fusion | https://goo.gl/4mGCij

This Twitter bot tricks angry trolls into arguing with it for hours. | Daily Dot | https://goo.gl/VovpSP

The White House is consulting on whether and how to increase individual’s ability to get and use their data. | White House | https://goo.gl/536oy1

This app fuels the illicit trade of dumplings and pork knuckles in Southern California. | LA Times  | https://goo.gl/2Z8617

AI’s just not that into you — yet. | CNET | https://goo.gl/ITVAmm

25 October 2016

Image: by Mark Deckers  (CC BY 2.0)

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