Ms Lods’ news round-up – law and technology

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

Copyright

Filmmakers’ group tries to reshape treaty that would benefit the blind. | The Washington Post | http://wapo.st/16r7Pkj

White House updates intellectual property strategy. | The Hill’s RegWatch | http://bit.ly/1488KnY

Online submission form now available. Copyright and the Digital Economy Discussion Paper. | ALRC | http://bit.ly/17vB0qY Closing date for submissions 31 July 2013.

$3.6m damages for copyright infringement? Buzz off! | Art and Artifice | http://bit.ly/10cMWIu

Defamation & media law

McLibel leaflet was co-written by an undercover police officer. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/19ceAeP

Does Twitter belong in the court room? Social media on trial. | Mumbrella |  http://bit.ly/1ayHRhU

Law and Justice ministers to revisit journalist shield laws. | Attorney-General | http://bit.ly/11wYBD6

News from Vietnam: Third blogger arrested in less than a month. | Reporters Without Borders  | http://bit.ly/15v35Ys

Privacy, FOI & security

Amid ire a U.S., Germany does its own domestic spying. |  Parallels : NPR | http://n.pr/16r7Wfw

U.S. charges Snowden with espionage. | The Washington Post | http://wapo.st/12WpJgi

Procedures used by NSA to minimize data collection from US persons: Exhibit B – full document. | Guardian | http://bit.ly/19sinkR

Parliament in top gear to protect its own from FOI scrutiny. | Open and Shut | http://bit.ly/121cJ77

Technology

Kindle’s most-highlighted passages and the soul of the American reader. | New Republic | http://on.tnr.com/11U1hGo

Media Watch: Mean new digital world for freelancers. | ABC | http://bit.ly/19gx2TH

Yes, you’ve chased your kids off Facebook—here’s where they went. | NBC | http://nbcnews.to/17vBCgm

 Telecommunications

ACCC report on Telstra’s SSU: longstanding issues come to light. | ACCC | http://bit.ly/10cJnlM

The Australian Government snoop patrol: once every two minutes, 24/7, anyone’s data. | Powerhouse | http://bit.ly/1422mjx

Attorney-General’s Department:  hiding a data retention gargoyle? | Crikey | http://bit.ly/12axf5g

Trade marks & brand protection

Australian Barristers Association threatens to sue tech-savvy barrister. | Lawyers Weekly | http://bit.ly/11U3nGf

Social media

From me to you: The business of sharing. | confused of calcutta | http://bit.ly/133m6GP

Social networking in the 1600s: lessons from the age of the coffee house. | New York Times | http://nyti.ms/1712OzC

News from UK: DPP publishes final guidelines for prosecutions involving social media communications. | CPS | http://bit.ly/16NRrLs

Continuous disclosure obligations not that onerous: ASX. | Australian Financial Review | http://bit.ly/11NctFz

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23 June 2013

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Ms Lods’ news round-up – law and technology

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