MsLods’ news round-up ~ law and technology (direct from San Francisco)

MSLODS’ ROUND-UP  ~ TECHNOLOGY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & MEDIA LAW

Copyright

Reselling digital goods is copyright infringement, judge rules. | Wired | http://bit.ly/10uIZxs

Aereo: retransmission not a “public performance” in the US. | The 1709 Blog | http://bit.ly/ZBCC7T

Ohio Judge won’t allow ‘mass-suing’ of movie pirates. | Hollywood Reporter | http://bit.ly/16EiHvp

Last week I was a panellist at the Fordham IP Conference in New York City. The IPKat published a series of blogs posts summarising a range of the  discussions and debates: http://bit.ly/16tCyeT

iiNet – charting a new course for authorisation law in Australia. | Law Institute Journal http://bit.ly/13SAGRk  (My article on the iiNet litigation written late last year and published in this month’s Law Institute Journal.)

Defamation & media law

Australia: The great media reform mess – Richard Ackland. | Inforrm’s Blog | http://bit.ly/17lPqXS

Bloggers under threat in Bangladesh and beyond. | Global Voices Advocacy | http://bit.ly/YFik22

Privacy & security

Google may be the first communications company to push back on unconstitutional National Security Letters. | Bloomberg | http://bloom.bg/12ucr7l

Right to be forgotten: Britain seeks opt-out of new European social media privacy laws. | The Guardian | http://bit.ly/Z4AQNy

Technology

Quebec court says no to eBay’s online contract: Geist. | Toronto Star | http://bit.ly/140xT8M

Telecommunications

Fine of $2 million reduced to $50,000. Full Federal Court hands down penalty and other orders in TPG appeal. | ACCC |  http://bit.ly/10EkD4A

iiNet calls for thorough evaluation of Coalition’s broadband policy vs  Labor’s.  | ABC | http://bit.ly/10HS0ki

ACCC issues draft decision on NBN Co Special Access Undertaking. | ACCC | http://bit.ly/14VBvIw

Trade marks & brand protection

Kate Middleton trade marks her name, hints at marathon. | NYMag | http://nym.ag/16yOKgv

Social media

Twitter arrives on Wall Street, via Bloomberg. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/ZepmGv

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ Facebook flap forces SEC into 21st Century. | Forbes | http://onforb.es/ZFENaP

Woman arrested for Instagramming. |  Salon | http://bit.ly/17lO5jG

How diplomats learned to stop worrying and love the Tweet. | Foreign Affairs http://fam.ag/16GAmRl (For those interested in news and views from South Africa and southern Africa more generally I recommend the excellent @USEmbPretoria)

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8 April 2013

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MsLods’ news round-up ~ law and technology (direct from San Francisco)

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