What am I reading today? 21 August 2016

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What am I reading today?

These are the links that caught my attention in the past few weeks:

Telecommunications sector

Spectrum sharing key to IoT, 5G: ACMA

Intellectual Property

Venture capitalists open their wallets for LegalTech
‘Tidal wave’ of law start-ups to come
ACCC to undertake market study of Australian communications sector

Blockchain

Bitcoin drops 20% after $70M worth of Bitcoin was stolen from Bitfinex exchange

What am I reading today? 8 May 2016

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What am I reading today?

Some of the technology and intellectual property law highlights from the past 2 weeks or so:

  • Australians will be able to register domain names in the .AU top-level domain
  • The Australian government announced a new “Cyber Minister” as part of its cyberstrategy package
  • The Productivity Commission (Australia) has recommended that the Government clarify that circumventing geoblocks is not copyright infringement, and that patent awards should be more restricted.
  • Canada’s Privacy Commissioner will investigate the RCMP’s use of “stringrays” and other mobile surveillance devices
  • The US House of Reps unanimously passed the Email Privacy Bill. If the bill becomes law, US federal agencies would need to get a warrant before searching cloud-stored emails older than 180 days. But it would not require the agency to tell users when they request stored data from a service provider. The bill must still pass the US Senate before it becomes law.

Technology news & policy

auDA to introduce .au direct registrations
Australia to get Cyber Minister as part of AU$240m cyber package

Intellectual Property

Productivity Commission: Rebalance Australia’s IP system
Geoblocking is not copyright infringement: Productivity Commission

Privacy

Privacy commissioner will investigate whether RCMP uses mobile surveillance devices

Law Practice

100 Innovations in Law

Technology law

MsLods' Law + tech news round-up 26 April

What am I reading today? 17 Apr 2016

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What am I reading today?

In house counsel

Legal and IT Procurement must cooperate

Tech law news

Ms Lods legal & tech news roundup

Legal education

Should Legal Technology Be Studied In Law School?

Other interesting stuff

Paris Is Redesigning Its Major Intersections For Pedestrians, Not Cars
How the Mighty Fall: see Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V

What am I reading today? 8 Jan 2016

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Privacy

Europe Fights Back Against the NSA  (Foreign Affairs)
The Father of Online Anonymity Has a Plan to End the Crypto War (Wired)
How satellites spy on us (FastCo.Design)

Technology

Can CloudMagic Turn Its Email App Into A Real Business? (Fast Company)
What killed the infographic? Data visualisation grows up (and goes mobile) (FastCo.Design)

What am I reading today? 4 Jan 2016

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What am I reading today?

Law 

Letters of the Law: Michael Geist's Annual A to Z Review of the Year in Tech Law & Policy
Technology
Yes, blockchains are geeky--but they are also the new website. Here's why
Technology could be cutting into your productivity in 3 ways. Here is how to change that
Common payment processing protocols found to be full of flaws
Expect 2016 to be a busy and inspiring year for technology executives
Patents 
Business Method Patents In Australia
Privacy
Blogging Highlights 2015: Privacy Issues - TeachPrivacy
Digital privacy about to feel real-world shock to its system

What am I reading today? 27 Dec 2015

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What am I reading today?

Intellectual property
CA: What Canadian Heritage Officials Didn’t Tell Minister Mélanie Joly About Copyright
AU: Whiskey, websites, bottles and blocks – 12 months in trade mark and copyright law (PDF)
AU: Government adds fair use, safe harbour provisions to Copyright Act
AU: 13 down, 7 to go - Australia and Brazil ratify Marrakesh Treaty
Technology
ANZ Bank joins open source blockchain project
Privacy
Your insurer wants to know everything about you (5 Dec 2015)
Law practice
Legal Disruption Tipping Point: Why Do I Feel Like a Taxicab Driver?