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. | Mercatus Center | http://bit.ly/1txKnhn

Anti-piracy firm wants to fine Canadian and Aussie file-sharers. | TorrentFreak | http://bit.ly/1vaZS1R

New Zealand: Another alleged music pirate pinged under ‘Skynet’. | Stuff | http://bit.ly/1BR1nns

Village Roadshow no-show for online piracy forum. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1qCG9RJ

Defamation & media law

North Coast Children’s Home Inc. v Keith Martin, the perils of digital defamation, by Yvonne Kux. | INFORRM | 

Careful with your coverage of the Redfern murder case – especially pics. | Journlaw | http://bit.ly/1t3Mig3

Financial services group WCS serves online forum Whirlpool over negative post. | The Age | http://bit.ly/1pcvHTP

Privacy & information security

iiNet on mass data retention: is it really the way the west is going? | iiNet |  (pdf)

Targeted ‘preservation notices’ offer an alternative to blanket data retention, says iiNet. | ComputerWorld |  

EFF & ACLU demolish the U. S. government’s “it’s just metadata” claim in their latest NSA spying brief. | EFF |  

Data retention ‘not a significant issue’ for Telstra. | IT News | http://bit.ly/1tGBAJe

Data retention – the implications for lawyers & journalists. | Independent Australia | http://bit.ly/1psVQyI 

EU lawyers confirm ‘general and blanket data retention is no longer possible’ in the European Union. | Techdirt | http://bit.ly/1q6Hf84 

Metadata – what to keep. | Phil Dobbie | http://bit.ly/1p3GMlJ podcast featuring Steve Dalby, iiNet, Mike Maharrey & Paul Brooks.

Technology

The Primary Way to Report Harassment Online Is Broken. | The Atlantic | http://theatln.tc/1AJUKlm

What happens to #Ferguson affects Ferguson. | Medium | http://bit.ly/1AgVw9f

Social media

What do you call 100 lawyers on Twitter? (A good start). | The Drum (UK) | http://bit.ly/1zm4UWO

China’s new Interim Rules for Internet & social messaging use ( in English). | Fei Chang Dao | http://bit.ly/VJv1dl

From the US: Arrest over Twitter parody of mayor wasn’t unreasonable. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/1uSVioB

24 August 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Voluntary copyright alert program could be operational by end of 2014, says UK government. | Out-Law | http://bit.ly/1fL4aoc

European court allows website blocking. | Technollama | http://bit.ly/1q3FgBG

Aereo gets support from cable operators, law professors, tech industry.  | The Hollywood Reporter | http://bit.ly/1q3FBUV

Forget suing filesharers: in 2014, anti-piracy efforts follow the money. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1skjHRh

Defamation & media law

Lawyer files $1.2 million defamation claim against Campbell Newman, Jarrod Bleijie. | Brisbane Times | http://bit.ly/1gYKRc3

Supreme Court to hear internet defamation dispute. | The Irish Times | http://bit.ly/1ilIDks

The story behind the Rob Ford story.  | The Walrus | http://bit.ly/1qc9Nix

Privacy & information security

Deputy leader is happy to see telcos collect metadata for the intelligence community. | The Guardian |  http://bit.ly/1e02zMu

Australian Law Reform Commission seeks input into Proposals for Reforms to address Serious Invasions of Privacy. | ALRC | http://bit.ly/1hfhbIL

Privacy: rationales government use to claim mass snooping is legal – Ken Roth. | The Age | http://bit.ly/1jNyobv

PM: iiNet attacks the ‘fallacy’ of metadata and mandatory data retention. |  ABC Radio | http://ab.co/1mRmIXX

Technology

A tech CEO’s passion for pinballs. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1e02RDf

XBox password flaw exposed by 5-year old boy.  | BBC News | http://bbc.in/QObPJC

Social media

USAID’s boneheaded idea to secretly make a “Cuban Twitter” just put Internet activists all over the world in danger. | Politico |  http://politi.co/1mRn9lj

How Twitter has changed over the years in 12 charts. | The Atlantic | http://bit.ly/1lH7dlk

Context and the digital divide.  | Paul Wallbank  | http://bit.ly/OjYfeZ

5 April 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

Ex-MP3tunes chief hit with $41 million copyright verdict. | Reuters | http://reut.rs/1fBMNTp

Piracy notwithstanding, MPAA enjoys a “very strong year” – again. | Ars Technica | http://bit.ly/QupJAu

Hargreaves implementation: draft regulations on copyright exception tabled before UK parliament. | The IPKat | http://bit.ly/1gcxujb

Cloud denialism preceded Aereo case. | Project DisCo | http://bit.ly/1jmBzXr

Defamation & media law

Protecting journalist-source privilege in Australia. | Media Law Northern Ireland | http://bit.ly/1hNMF3t

NSW courts to open doors to cameras. | Minister for Justice | http://bit.ly/QuoWPX

Privacy & information security

Hackonomics: Stolen Twitter accounts ‘more valuable’ than credit cards. | ZDNet |  http://zd.net/1e0lku2

We’re listening: Additional steps to protect your privacy.  | Microsoft | http://bit.ly/1gcuwLJ

No NSA reform can fix the American Islamophobic surveillance complex. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/1fBLbsQ

Labor resurrects data notification bill.  | IT News | http://bit.ly/1iNHNi9

A Castan Centre event: Surveillance and privacy in the digital age (2 April, Melbourne). | Monash University | http://bit.ly/1f5tVf6

Technology

Is the Oculus Rift sexist? | Quartz | http://bit.ly/1leJne1

Death to “link rot”: Here’s where the Internet goes to live forever. | Fast Company | http://bit.ly/1leJTbG

Nakamato’s neighbour: My hunt for bitcoin’s creator lead to a paralyzed crypto genius. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1hNQrdh

Pixel and Dimed: On (not) getting by in the gig economy.  | Fast Company | http://bit.ly/1e0pty2

Social media

The time we tricked the internet into following a paper clip on Twitter. | Wired |    http://wrd.cm/1lvOgSu

Facebook’s like affair with brands is over. | SMH | http://bit.ly/1jKIfS4

Why people quit Twitter. | Quartz | http://bit.ly/1leKtGC

5 rules for live tweeting events. | Brian Thurston | http://bit.ly/1jKKTHs

30  March 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

Copyright

ACCC endorses fair use and calls for copyright reform. | Australian Digital Alliance | http://bit.ly/1goOFnv

Landmark copyright suit Cariou v Prince is settled. | Art in America | http://bit.ly/1goKZlD

Teller wins lawsuit over copied magic trick.  | The Hollywood Reporter | http://bit.ly/1ldP7aq

Google, Viacom settle landmark YouTube lawsuit. | Reuters | http://reut.rs/1dmxYce

IFPI releases annual Digital Music Report. Highlights priorities include campaign on copyright reform initiatives in the EU & Australia to improve online copyright enforcement. | http://bit.ly/1iqNrXv

Defamation & media law

Can you sue a robot for defamation? | Forbes | http://onforb.es/1gegoGm

Hypocrisy adds insult to injury. | The Age | http://bit.ly/1jpgMAS

Privacy & information security

NSA breached Chinese servers seen as a security threat. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1gM5xi9

NSA surveillance program reaches into the past to retrieve, replay phone calls. | Washington Post | http://wapo.st/1gWrijM

It’s time that metadata met an end. | ZDNet | http://zd.net/1fQMMKs

A Castan Centre event: Surveillance and privacy in the digital age (2 April, Melbourne). | Monash University | http://bit.ly/1f5tVf6

Technology

US tech companies urge Sen Wyden to reject fast track and bring transparency to TPP. | EFF | http://bit.ly/1jpcsBE

No, Nate, programmers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it.  | Medium | http://bit.ly/1gMb1cW

Confessions of an ex-tech journalist.  | Medium | http://bit.ly/1oNVfoM

The pointlessness of unplugging. | New Yorker | http://nyr.kr/1ddJvtL

Social media

Please let this be peak selfie.  | Wired | http://wrd.cm/1ddD3TI

Social media and the ethics of embedding.  | LinkTV | http://bit.ly/1oNTOqn

Judge doubts woman’s compensation claim based on social media and blog posts. | Brisbane Times | http://bit.ly/1iQ2AlL

After the protests. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1gekpdX

23 March 2014