MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology


Australia’s Attorney-General gives ISPs piracy ultimatum. | ZDNet |

Spotify and Ministry of Sound settle music playlists copyright lawsuit.  | The Guardian |

US: CCI claims six strikes working great to thwart piracy offers absolutely no evidence to support claim.  | Techdirt |

Lessig truimphs in fair use battle. | The 1709 Blog |

The boneheaded copyright ruling that will unite Hollywood & Silicon Valley. | Washington Post |

Defamation & media law

Truth emerges after lies about Hoffman death.  | Sydney Morning Herald |

Free speech: What it is and what it isn’t. | The Conversation |

Privacy & information security

Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ.  | The Guardian |

How covert agents infiltrate the Internet to manipulate, deceive, and destroy reputations.  | The Intercept |

What the Duke porn star reveals about privacy.  | Forbes |


U.S. airport harasses traveller: ‘We saw Bitcoin in your bag’. | Business Insider |

How the Internet uses nostalgia.  |  The Atlantic |

Agbogbloshie: the world’s biggest e-dump in pictures. | The Guardian |


Australian Federal Police call for more access to metadata.  |  ABC |

UK: Inquiry into phone and email snoopers.  | The Telegraph |

Social media

@GSElevator tattletale exposed (he was not in the Goldman elevator). | New York Times |

It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (must, must read). | Boing Boing |

2 March 2014

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

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