MsLods’ news round-up: law + technology

IP lawyer Leanne O’Donnell (@MsLods) reports on a huge week in copyright law in Australia with this curation of key articles on that important topic (and others)



A big week for copyright in Australia ….

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Report on Copyright and the Digital Economy was tabled in Parliament. ALRC’s media release: and the Final Report:

The Australian Law Reform Commission officially recommended adoption of fair use.  | The 1709 Blog |

The following day the Attorney-General addressed the Australian Digital Alliance’s Forum:  (Full text of the speech)

Stop the torrents: Australian government eyes copyright crackdown.  | ZDNet |  

So are graduated warnings or site-blocking effective?  I considered some of the evidence last month. |

Privacy & information security

David Rolph on privacy and the Internet. | INFORRM |

Metadata surveillance is an invasion of privacy. | National Post |

Internet surveillance: today is the day of we fight back. | The Guardian |

Senate inquiry into government access and phone data.  | Human…

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