MsLods’ weekly news round-up on law + technology

MSLODS’ ROUND-UP  – Technology, Intellectual Property & Media Law


New Zealand Greens make new bid to ditch ‘skynet’ copyright law. | Stuff NZ |

Three-strikes laws do not reduce online piracy: study. | IT News |

The ‘I have a dream speech’ and copyright reform. | Project DisCo |

Report: How Google fights piracy. | Google Public Policy Blog |

Defamation & media law

Tweeting by journalists to be allowed from South Australian courtrooms. | ABC News  |

Holiday home owner loses fight with Google Australia. | SMH |

China cracks down on online media with threat of jail for ‘online rumours’. | The Guardian |

Privacy & security

In Facebook‘s new privacy policy updates, your face pics matter. | AllThingsD |

Yahoo files lawsuit against NSA over user data requests. | The Guardian |


A Discussion with Cryptome. | Gawker |

A journalist agitator facing prison over a link. | New York Times |

The consumer has spoken but is anyone listening?  | The Networked Society Blog |


NZ Government restrained in user info requests compared to Australia. | Internet Ganesha  |

iPhones, fingerprints and privacy. | Paul Bernal’s Blog |

Conroy seeks position on Labor front bench. | IT News |

Cutting the red tape. | Cross Talk – Phil Dobbie | (podcast)

Thai telecom company True uncovers the true meaning of communication. | Creativity |

Trade marks & brand protection

Apple App Store trademark hearing set for November 18. | ZDNet |

Bargain for Suntory as Lucozade, Ribena brands change hands. | IPKat |

Social media

Facebook removes ABC’s cheeky image. | Mumbrella |

Social networks blind-sided by new Australian govt’s e-safety tsar. | ZDNet |

Why doesn’t Facebook show you what a ‘Friend of a Friend’ sees on your profile? | Forbes |

When bloggers irritate judges. | Hercules and the umpire. |

15 September 2013

MsLods’ weekly news round-up on law + technology

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