Author Archives: Leanne O'Donnell

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright Economists: consumers will suffer under copyright crackdown. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1q7SMDs Ministerial, working level TPP talks eyed in Australia in October. | GlobalPost | http://bit.ly/1BNhWQj iiNet rejects Village piracy claim. | AFR | http://bit.ly/1tP3dj1 Village Roadshow fails Turing Test. | ZDNet … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright The responses to the Australian government’s Discussion Paper on Online Copyright Infringement are trickling through to the Attorney-General’s website. This Tuesday 9 September Minister Turnbull  will host the Online Copyright Infringement Forum with industry leaders. The forum will be webcast from 6.30pm http://bit.ly/14OciF9  iiNet … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright Is copyright infringement theft?  | MsLods storify | https://storify.com/MsLods/theft-and-copyright-law You’ve got 1 week! Input sought on online copyright infringement proposals.  | Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/1AJTMG2 & my collection of #copdis resources: http://bit.ly/1oJVhjr How many jobs does IP actually create? A US analysis. … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright Public consultation: This past week the Australian government released a Discussion Paper on Online Copyright Infringement.  You can have your say with submissions due by 1 September. Follow the discussion on Twitter via -> #copdis Rights owners must sue … Continue reading

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“Mummy is in hospital and daddy is sick …” An afternoon’s visit to MITA detention centre in Melbourne

Visit to MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) detention centre Broadmeadows (24 July) I’ve just now properly digested my mother’s account of one of her regular visits to detention centre located in suburban Melbourne after some travel this past week. It … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright ISP blockades on file-sharing sites lifted after Spanish Court overturns ruling. | Future of Copyright | http://bit.ly/1swL8J9 Pirate Bay traffic has doubled post-ISP blocks. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/1nr1lxR IP academic tells Parliamentary Committee he can’t see any basis for the assertions that … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology (*Updated)

Copyright  Why Australia should sign the Marrakesh Treaty: Trish Hepworth. | ALIA | http://bit.ly/1j5iNkF *Australia has now signed the Marrakesh Treaty to give blind and visually impaired people access to books: https://twitter.com/WIPO/status/481059631658434560 “Australia does not have an obligation … to impose liability on internet access … Continue reading

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