MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology


A guide to the Trans Pacific Partnership. | PC Mag Australia |  

YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringing music. | TorrentFreak |  

Bid to shut Sunshine Coast’s former Ettamogah Pub for alleged copyright breaches. | Brisbane Times |

EFF responds to USTR bullying the world to repeat our copyright mistakes. | EFF |

The Internet created Left Shark, not Katy Perry. | The Verge |

Defamation, freedom of expression & media law

Gina Rinehart makes court bid for copy of Channel Nine’s House of Hancock. |Brisbane Times |

David Carr, media equation columnist for The Times, is dead at 58. | New York Times | 

Australian anti-terror laws summarised for media law students. | JournLaw  |

Anti-halal campaigner sued for defamation  over claims Islamic certification supports terrorism. | The Guardian |

Greste release is welcome, as would be a free media in Australia: Mark Pearson. | JournLaw |  

Privacy & information security

Data retention hinges on Labor’s support, writes Josh Taylor. | ZDNet |  

There is no “meta”. | Future Wise |

Watch: Video of the panel with Ed Snowden, Laura Poitras & Glenn Greenwald moderated by David Carr (RIP)  

Laura Poitras on Citizenfour, Ed Snowden and whistleblowers.  | The Guardian |

Anyone who makes you choose between privacy and security wants you to have neither: Cory Doctorow. | Boing Boing |  

In historic ruling, U.K. surveillance secrecy declared unlawful. | The Intercept |  

Australian police bugged journalists, each other, & allegedly even their own commissioner. | Vice News | 

How do we pay for privacy? | Cryptography Engineering |

Australian police seize 3D-printed gun parts and knuckle dusters in raid. | CNET Australia | 

We dream about drones, said 13-year-old Yemeni before his death in a CIA strike. | The Guardian |  

Police could stream drone data direct to AFP network. | Computerworld |

Australia government ploughs ahead with eSafety commissioner plans. | ZDNet |

France can now block suspected terrorism websites without a court order. | The Verge |  

Where the internet lives: the artist who snooped on Google’s data farm. | The Guardian |  

Kashmir Hill turned CAPS ON for a week and everyone hated it. | The Fusion |

Social media

Twitter’s latest transparency report: Continuing our fight for more transparency. | Twitter |

Millions of Facebook users have no idea they are using the Internet. | Quartz |

Prisons are punishing inmates who use Facebook with decades in solitary confinement. | The Fusion |

5 facts about online video for YouTube’s 10th birthday. | Pew Research |

Facebook now offers a profile will for when you die. | Gigaom |

Jon Ronson on Twitter shamings:  How one stupid tweet blew up Justine Sacco’s life.| New York Times Magazine |


13 February 2015

MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

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