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Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era

Public Perceptions of  Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era | Media Law | Scoop.it
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
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Will people pay to see fewer ads on websites?

Will people pay to see fewer ads on websites? | Media Law | Scoop.it
Google is testing out a new service that lets people pay a monthly fee to not see ads on certain websites.
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Freedom of Speech doesn't mean you get whatever platform you want

Freedom of Speech doesn't mean you get whatever platform you want | Media Law | Scoop.it
TIM SQUIRRELL, President of the Cambridge Union, reminds us about what freedom of speech really means
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Is the second screen becoming the first screen?

Is the second screen becoming the first screen? | Media Law | Scoop.it
If you've got a smartphone and/or tablet, there's a good chance the mobile device is your constant companion, even when you're paying attention to another screen – like your TV. This so-called "second screen" behavior isn't new, but now one study says the second scree
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Do we remember the point of the “right to be forgotten”? – Paul Bernal

Do we remember the point of the “right to be forgotten”? – Paul Bernal | Media Law | Scoop.it
When the CJEU’s ruling in the Google Spain case (Google Spain SL, Google Inc v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González) appeared on 13 May 2014 it sent shockwaves through the internet.
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Argentina approves DirecTV plan to adapt to new media law - Telecompaper (subscription)

Argentina approves DirecTV plan to adapt to new media law - Telecompaper (subscription) | Media Law | Scoop.it
Argentina approves DirecTV plan to adapt to new media law Telecompaper (subscription) Argentina's Federal Authority for Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA) has approved the adjustment plan presented by DirecTV Argentina and broadcasting...
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Data retention bill's human rights limitations are over the top, report says - The Guardian

Data retention bill's human rights limitations are over the top, report says - The Guardian | Media Law | Scoop.it
Cross-party federal committee scathing in its criticism of Abbott government’s mandatory data retention plans
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Mission Creep-y: Public Citizen Report Shows Google Uses Its Data Dominance to Become the Most Politically Powerful Corporation in the World

Mission Creep-y: Public Citizen Report Shows Google Uses Its Data Dominance to Become  the Most Politically Powerful Corporation in the World | Media Law | Scoop.it
The venerable Public Citizen organization has released a very scary report about Google’s political contributions and influence called “Mission Creep-y: Google Is Quietly Becoming One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Political Forces While Expanding...
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Rock band wins again in copyright battle against Sirius XM - Reuters India

Rock band wins again in copyright battle against Sirius XM - Reuters India | Media Law | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 1960s rock band on Friday won a second victory against Sirius XM Holdings Inc in a closely watched copyright battle affecting digital media.U.S.
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Case Law, Strasbourg: Conviction of journalist for reporting about sex abuses violated Article 10 – Flutura Kusari and Dirk Voorhoof

Case Law, Strasbourg: Conviction of journalist for reporting about sex abuses violated Article 10 – Flutura Kusari and Dirk Voorhoof | Media Law | Scoop.it
In Erla Hlynsdottir v. Iceland (No. 2), an Icelandic journalist had been convicted for defamation after reporting that the director of a Christian rehabilitation centre and his wife had been involved in sex games with patients of the centre.
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Developing the user perspective in the plurality dialogue

Developing the user perspective in the plurality dialogue | Media Law | Scoop.it
Professor Natali Helberger is professor of Information Law at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA), Institute for Information Law (IViR).
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Will the European Union Break Up Google and Should They Include YouTube?

Will the European Union Break Up Google and Should They Include YouTube? | Media Law | Scoop.it
When Kim Dot Com was arrested, a reporter asked me if I was surprised.  This reaction completely went against the mood of the moment about the fellow.  You’re not? (Incredulous)  Why not? (Scandalized).
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Alternative internet(s) – what are they and do they have a future?

Alternative internet(s) – what are they and do they have a future? | Media Law | Scoop.it
This is the first post in a series on alternative internet(s), following a workshop on the topic at the LSE in September, organised by Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Francesca Musiani, Alison Powell and Panayotis Antoniadis.
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Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’ | Media Law | Scoop.it
Don't be a Stepford student — subscribe to The Spectator's print and digital bundle for just £22 for 22 weeks.  Have you met the Stepford students? They’re everywhere. On campuses across…
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Copyright Protection for Quotations? An Explainer on Ancillary Rights in Europe - Disruptive Competition Project

Copyright Protection for Quotations? An Explainer on Ancillary Rights in Europe - Disruptive Competition Project | Media Law | Scoop.it
Several European countries have created copyright-like rights in news content. This post aims to answer some of the common questions about ancillary rights.
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Yahoo lets photographers sell photos on Flickr

Yahoo lets photographers sell photos on Flickr | Media Law | Scoop.it
Flickr, Yahoo’s photo sharing platform, plans to generate revenue by letting professional photographers sell prints on its platform.
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Informational justice as the new media pluralism

Informational justice as the new media pluralism | Media Law | Scoop.it
Professor Ellen P. Goodman is a Professor of Law at Rutgers University and Co-Director of the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law.
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Pluralism after scarcity: the benefits of digital technologies

Pluralism after scarcity: the benefits of digital technologies | Media Law | Scoop.it
In this latest post in our series on the role of digital intermediaries and media plurality, Peter Barron, Google’s head of communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and his colleague Simon Morrison, Public Policy Manager, argue that the...
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Terrorists using Google's 'right to be forgotten' to cover-up trials - Daily Mail

Terrorists using Google's 'right to be forgotten' to cover-up trials - Daily Mail | Media Law | Scoop.it
Sajid Javid condemned 'Luxembourg's unelected judges' for trying to restrict media freedom, after the ruling that search engines must remove links to news stories on request.
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Bulgaria's GERB Party Calls for Anti-Defamation Media Law - Novinite.com

Bulgaria's GERB Party Calls for Anti-Defamation Media Law - Novinite.com | Media Law | Scoop.it
GERB, the biggest partner in Bulgaria's minority coalition government, on Thursday urged print media publishers to draft anti-defamation legislation.
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Changing How the Internet Is Regulated Probably Won't Kill It - Businessweek

Changing How the Internet Is Regulated Probably Won't Kill It - Businessweek | Media Law | Scoop.it
Companies facing stronger regulation by the Federal Communications Commission say they'll stop making capital investments in broadband, but there's no evidence or data supporting that position
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Over half a million Google URLs removal requests to date; the “Right to be Forgotten” in practice – Sara Mansoori and Eloise Le Santo

Over half a million Google URLs removal requests to date; the “Right to be Forgotten” in practice – Sara Mansoori and Eloise Le Santo | Media Law | Scoop.it
It is five months since the ruling in Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja Gonzalez and, as of 13 November 2014, Google had received 166,396 requests for URL removals and has evaluated 562,376 URLs to decide whether to whether to remove them from...
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