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Law + tech news round-up

So that was January … Nuala O’Connor wrote on the Trump Administration’s erasing of Privacy Act coverage to non-U.S. persons;  some large UK ISPs are to start sending internet piracy warning letters, while in the US rights holders and telcos called it quits on their “copyright alert” system.   The long awaited Full Court decision on the case that started with Ben Grubb requesting his “metadata” from Telstra was handed down and Access Now found that governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times in 2016 – suppressing elections, slowing economies and limiting free speech.  That’s just some of the (relatively) recent law + tech news.   Happy reading …

COPYRIGHT

The US “six strikes” anti-piracy scheme is dead | Torrentfreak | https://goo.gl/MSiIIO

Graham Burke, Village Roadshow: Expect more site-blocking cases ‘big time’. | Mashable | https://goo.gl/Kceiwf

Big UK ISPs to send internet piracy warning letters to users suspected of online copyright infringement this month. | ISP Review | https://goo.gl/c6d2Xv

‘Star Trek’ fan film settles copyright battle with movie studios. | TorrentFreak | https://goo.gl/lrOVR0

Democracy demands transparency in trade negotiations. | DRW | https://goo.gl/mKYgvY

Event: Get your tickets for ADA Copyright Forum 2017 – Fair Use, Flexibility and Exceptions for Creativity. | ADA |  https://goo.gl/fke39E

DEFAMATION, MEDIA  LAW & FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

A Melbourne dentist sues patient for defamation over online review. | The Age | https://goo.gl/Y7VPpY

Governments around the world (including Africa) shut down the internet more than 50 times in 2016. | All Africa | https://goo.gl/BvJ0bf

The curious case of James Woods, a dead tweeter and a $10m cocaine libel. | The Guardian | https://goo.gl/0wWMoE

Contempt conviction demanded for unchecked reporter who scuppered murder trial. | SMH | https://goo.gl/htEZbd

PRIVACY & INFORMATION SECURITY

Sydney buses to trial sponsored wi-fi. | IT News | https://goo.gl/rIa66W

Stop calling everything a “hack” — especially when it’s not. | ZDNet | https://goo.gl/KhU4IK

Security and Privacy in a Hyper-connected World: Bruce Schneier (talk) | Data & Society | https://goo.gl/MwZtdr

Mobiles, metadata and the meaning of ‘personal information’. | Salinger Privacy | https://goo.gl/X2Wm7h

Global dignity falls with the stroke of a pen. | CDT | https://goo.gl/kdskOi

Event: Social Media & Privacy: A Positive Sum Game.  Melbourne, 10 February. | CPDP | https://goo.gl/f47RT6

  • Telecommunications security bill to be reviewed by PJCIS. Submissions close 3 February 2017. | APH | https://goo.gl/4Q2d9u

TECHNOLOGY

Victoria to get its first chief data officer. | IT News | https://goo.gl/kVYO6V

Exit Interview with America’s Chief Technology Officer. | Axios | https://goo.gl/Qsrqt4

Joy Buolamwini wins national contest for her work fighting bias in machine learning. | MIT News | https://goo.gl/Wiv0TK 

31  January 2017

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