MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

MsLods’ round-up – technology, intellectual property and media law


Craigslist’s claim for copyright in user listings fails. | The 1709 Blog |

Has the U.K. abolished copyright? Technollama’s analysis of the new orphan work legislation.

Netflix’s chief content officer: Netflix reduces piracy. | BGR |

Defamation & media law

Thai defamation laws allegedly used to muzzle activists and critics. | Thomson Reuters |

ABC show defamed me Swisse patriarch claims. | SMH |

Want to be a journalist? Bloggers, online media sites invited to sign on to journalism code of ethics.  | The Citizen |

Opinion: Fear of defamation action stopped UK publication of Amanda Knox’s memoir – and shows again how little we care about free speech. | Guardian |

Privacy & security

CCTV use in spotlight after privacy ruling. | ABC News |

Draft data notification breach bill circulated among certain key stakeholders. | SC Magazine |

Which US companies help protect your data from government? | Electronic Frontier Foundation |


Notes from the frontline of the war in cyberspace. | Guardian |

Australian Bureau of Statistics denies hacking report. | The Register |

Future Tense: Neal Stephenson and Tim Wu talk future, science fiction and tech. | Boing Boing |

Why can’t Australia really have TV on demand? | Daily Life |


First website ever goes back online on the open Web’s 20th birthday. | Ars Technica |

Court finds in Kogan Mobiles favour. | IT News |

Trade marks & brand protection

WWII poster calls for calm; now it stokes frenzy, feud. | LA Times |

Facebook wins court battle against “typosquatters”. | AllThingsD |

Opinion: Australian Christian Lulz misses the point. | ZDNet |

Social media

Myer +  NDIS: ntegrity’s analysis and practical social media advice following #boycottMyer. | ntegrity |

Paul Wallbank on getting social media right for companies and organisations. | Decoding the new economy |

Watchdogs tell traders beware of Twitter. | AFR |

6 May 2013

MsLods’ news round-up -> law and technology

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