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Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-11-17

In the news: secondary protection for innovation http://t.co/jvLsaf1T -> Google modifies Android SDK to battle platform fragmentation http://t.co/YkMc7sud -> Proposed taxi regulations take aim at Uber and other 'rogue' services http://t.co/qmDIQXu3...
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Corporate Speech and the First Amendment: History, Data, and Implications by John C. Coates, IV :: SSRN

Corporate Speech and the First Amendment: History, Data, and Implications by John C. Coates, IV :: SSRN | Media Law | Scoop.it
This Article draws on empirical analysis, history, and economic theory to show that corporations have begun to displace individuals as direct beneficiaries of t
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Lords attempt to sneak through snoopers' charter again (Wired UK)

Lords attempt to sneak through snoopers' charter again (Wired UK) | Media Law | Scoop.it
Peers are once again trying to sneak an altered version of the snoopers' charter through the House of Lords despite criticism that their previous attempts were a "gratuitous affront to parliamentary democracy"...
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Corporate Astroturf and Manipulation of Media Messages by @SharylAttkisson at TEDxUniversityofNevada

Corporate Astroturf and Manipulation of Media Messages by @SharylAttkisson at TEDxUniversityofNevada | Media Law | Scoop.it
Uncle Sugar and Big Daddy and their Edifice Complex As we enter the a new session of Congress, we can anticipate being assaulted by the combined forces of Google, Facebook, Pandora and SiriusXM, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge,...
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Three years on…and still waiting for reform

Three years on…and still waiting for reform | Media Law | Scoop.it
 David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection for the ICO, looks at why EU data protection regulation proposals and discussions are taking so long and outlines what the UK is doing in the midst of reform.
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Would cutting the BBC licence fee benefit the consumer?

Would cutting the BBC licence fee benefit the consumer? | Media Law | Scoop.it
Davide Morisi, a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, compares data on public service media funding and viewership in Europe and discusses the implications for the BBC licence fee.
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Media law forces Disney to cut $300 mln in investment in its Russian channel - RAPSI

Media law forces Disney to cut $300 mln in investment in its Russian channel - RAPSI | Media Law | Scoop.it
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
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‘People overstate the extent to which the law must change for new technology'

‘People overstate the extent to which the law must change for new technology' | Media Law | Scoop.it
Ahead of an appearance at this year’s Changing Media Summit, John Enser talks to the Guardian about the gap between the law and new technology, consumers’ attitudes towards data and the future of content delivery...
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US: Gaylord v. U.S., United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2014-5020, 4 February 2015

US: Gaylord v. U.S., United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, No. 2014-5020, 4 February 2015 | Media Law | Scoop.it
Please click here to find US copyright cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals with a detailed summary of each case.
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New Voices on the Future of Audiovisual Media Services in Europe

New Voices on the Future of Audiovisual Media Services in Europe | Media Law | Scoop.it
Sally Broughton Micova, Deputy Director of the LSE Media Policy Project and a Fellow at LSE, on today’s event, The Future of Audiovisual Media Services in Europe. Follow the discussion on Twitter via #AVMSfuture.
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Can Paris or any other city really sue a TV station – even if it is Fox News?

Can Paris or any other city really sue a TV station – even if it is Fox News? | Media Law | Scoop.it
The mayor of Paris may be serious about taking Fox News to court for saying it has no-go zones of Islamic rule. But lawyers say libelling cities is ‘one of the great perks of living in a free society’
Fans of irony would applaud.
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Zoë Keating vs YouTube: The End of an Artist's Right to Choose Where Their Music Appears on The Internet.

Zoë Keating vs YouTube: The End of an Artist's Right to Choose Where Their Music Appears on The Internet. | Media Law | Scoop.it
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Allposters ECJ Decision: no exhaustion of rights in modifications of the copyright work. | Kluwer Copyright Blog

Allposters ECJ Decision: no exhaustion of rights in modifications of the copyright work. | Kluwer Copyright Blog | Media Law | Scoop.it
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Spinning in the Last Chance Saloon: Why the “Son of PCC” regulator fails all the tests, Part 1 - Evan Harris

Spinning in the Last Chance Saloon: Why the “Son of PCC” regulator fails all the tests, Part 1 - Evan Harris | Media Law | Scoop.it
On 8 July 2013, sections of the press industry announced in a press release their plans to  set up a self-regulator that is designed not to meet the standards required by the Leveson Report or by t...
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Dow Jones’ Disclosure Of User Viewing History Found Not To Violate Video Privacy Protection Act | JD Supra

On January 23, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia held that disclosure of user viewing history and a Roku viewing device serial number by Dow Jones...
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‘Toothless’ press regulator is a busted flush, but genuine post-Leveson reform is still on the way

‘Toothless’ press regulator is a busted flush, but genuine post-Leveson reform is still on the way | Media Law | Scoop.it
Since the dust settled on the Leveson Inquiry and its recommendations, much of the UK media has sought to portray the newly-formed Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) as the answer to the press regulation question and the end of the...
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Italy: Buma di Paolo Buscema v Data Bridge, Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy, 13524/2014, 13 June 2014

Italy: Buma di Paolo Buscema v Data Bridge, Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy, 13524/2014, 13 June 2014 | Media Law | Scoop.it
Trevisan & Cuonzo, for Kluwer Copyright Cases The Italian Supreme Court confirmed that software which derives from a pre-existing computer program is eligible for copyright protection provided it demonstrates a minimal level of originality, even...
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Practical obscurity and the right to be forgotten: “pretty much” privacy is enough

Practical obscurity and the right to be forgotten: “pretty much” privacy is enough | Media Law | Scoop.it
Rutgers University Law Professor and LSE Visiting Fellow Ellen Goodman looks at attempts to extend the right to be forgotten beyond Europe and argues that  a person’s ‘right to be forgotten’ should not be a right to completely erase information,...
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Clegg urges May to pass law protecting journalist sources before poll

Clegg urges May to pass law protecting journalist sources before poll | Media Law | Scoop.it
Deputy prime minister calls for legislation to be passed before election ensuring judicial warrant is needed to access reporters’ phone and email data
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Twitter accused of breaking law on extremism, media watchdog says | News

Twitter accused of breaking law on extremism, media watchdog says | News | Media Law | Scoop.it
Twitter has been accused of failing to comply with Russia's law on countering extremism, after the social networking site refused to hand over…
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Legislator makes right move to update state's media watchdog law - Montana Standard

Legislator makes right move to update state's media watchdog law - Montana Standard | Media Law | Scoop.it
Montana’s professional journalists take seriously our responsibility to be vigilant government watchdogs.
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CJEU: Mere Accessibility of Websites Enough for Jurisdiction

CJEU: Mere Accessibility of Websites Enough for Jurisdiction | Media Law | Scoop.it
IMPRS-CI Doctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Is the mere accessibility of a copyright infringing website sufficient to establish jurisdiction in a Member State?
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Mijatovic: New law devastating for free expression and free media - InSerbia News

Mijatovic: New law devastating for free expression and free media - InSerbia News | Media Law | Scoop.it
VIENNA – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic today denounced a new law adopted in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which criminalizes social media postings that dis...
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'Media law says concentration is bad, but gov't thinks otherwise' - Buenos Aires Herald

'Media law says concentration is bad, but gov't thinks otherwise' Buenos Aires Herald Communications expert Guillermo Mastrini welcomed the Herald at his home in the City neighbourhood of Colegiales to discuss how the Media Law has affected the...
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Ryanair Ltd v. PR Aviation BV: contracts, rights and users in a “low cost” database law | Kluwer Copyright Blog

Ryanair Ltd v. PR Aviation BV: contracts, rights and users in a “low cost” database law | Kluwer Copyright Blog | Media Law | Scoop.it
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Spinning in the Last Chance Saloon: Why the “Son of PCC” regulator fails all the tests, Part 2 - Evan Harris

Spinning in the Last Chance Saloon: Why the “Son of PCC” regulator fails all the tests, Part 2 - Evan Harris | Media Law | Scoop.it
In Part One we looked at the rhetoric of the press release issued by newspaper proprietors. Here is an analysis of their claims to have implemented Leveson in their scheme. Again those people who s...
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