It’s been quite a few weeks between posts … so let’s start with some good news. Last month a Bill making some much needed reforms to copyright law was introduced into Parliament. As Nic Suzor explained, if passed the reforms will enable people with disabilities to access and enjoy books and other material in formats they can use.
Turning to the courts, the latest application to block piracy websites has kicked off and a gangland lawyer lost a defamation case against Google Australia. In the US, Twitter sued Customs & Border Protection over an administrative summons to unmask the identity of a pseudonymous Twitter account critical of the Trump administration. And I read some engaging articles about technology on topics as varied as automating medical diagnosis and farmers “hacking” tractors. That’s just some of the (relatively) recent law + tech news. Happy reading!