Ms Lods’ news round-up – law and technology



Filmmakers’ group tries to reshape treaty that would benefit the blind. | The Washington Post |

White House updates intellectual property strategy. | The Hill’s RegWatch |

Online submission form now available. Copyright and the Digital Economy Discussion Paper. | ALRC | Closing date for submissions 31 July 2013.

$3.6m damages for copyright infringement? Buzz off! | Art and Artifice |

Defamation & media law

McLibel leaflet was co-written by an undercover police officer. | Guardian |

Does Twitter belong in the court room? Social media on trial. | Mumbrella |

Law and Justice ministers to revisit journalist shield laws. | Attorney-General |

News from Vietnam: Third blogger arrested in less than a month. | Reporters Without Borders  |

Privacy, FOI & security

Amid ire a U.S., Germany does its own domestic spying. |  Parallels : NPR |

U.S. charges Snowden with espionage. | The Washington Post |

Procedures used by NSA to minimize data collection from US persons: Exhibit B – full document. | Guardian |

Parliament in top gear to protect its own from FOI scrutiny. | Open and Shut |


Kindle’s most-highlighted passages and the soul of the American reader. | New Republic |

Media Watch: Mean new digital world for freelancers. | ABC |

Yes, you’ve chased your kids off Facebook—here’s where they went. | NBC |


ACCC report on Telstra’s SSU: longstanding issues come to light. | ACCC |

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

Attorney-General’s Department:  hiding a data retention gargoyle? | Crikey |

Trade marks & brand protection

Australian Barristers Association threatens to sue tech-savvy barrister. | Lawyers Weekly |

Social media

From me to you: The business of sharing. | confused of calcutta |

Social networking in the 1600s: lessons from the age of the coffee house. | New York Times |

News from UK: DPP publishes final guidelines for prosecutions involving social media communications. | CPS |

Continuous disclosure obligations not that onerous: ASX. | Australian Financial Review |


23 June 2013

Ms Lods’ news round-up – law and technology

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