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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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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright What’s the issue with piracy in Australia? writes Steve Dalby | iiNet | http://bit.ly/1qmIXUE iiNet calls on consumer fight back to piracy plans. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1hLgWqk   Chris Berg: Coalition in murky waters in the hunt for online pirates. | … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright Australian government considers graduated response to piracy. | ZDNet |  Copyright trolls suffer big loss. | CNet |  Spotify chief hits back over piracy.  | Australian Financial Review |  New data on US 6-strikes copyright system released. | Yahoo … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright Deal to combat piracy in UK with alerts is ‘imminent’. | BBC News |  How Disney learned to stop worrying and embrace copyright infringement.  | The Salon |  Copyright troll demands Comcast’s six strikes data for lawsuit.  | Torrentfreak … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright Stop the pirates? Behind Brandis’ copyright crusade. | The Conversation | http://bit.ly/1fHeXlV Obama: TPP critics have “a lack of knowledge of what is going on in the negotiations”. | InfoJustice | http://bit.ly/1nfHVsJ The conservative case for taking on the copyright lobby. … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright Why we filed an amicus brief in Garcia v Google: blaming 3rd parties has a serious impact on free speech. | Techdirt | http://bit.ly/1hBX0z Last week was the much-anticipated oral argument before the Supreme Court in the Aereo case. Here’s some commentary … Continue reading

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MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright ‘Copyright troll’ Prenda Law completely bombs at appeal court. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/1n5UbhC Hollywood studios launch action against Megaupload. | The Hollywood Reporter | http://bit.ly/Qll6bo Singapore decides ‘three-strikes laws’ are too intrusive. | The Register | http://bit.ly/1g3KGLH ISPs line up for … Continue reading

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