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Australian court rules that Google is liable for defamatory links

Whenever I feel like criticising the European intermediary liability system, I look at Australia and any negativity quickly passes away. It has long been commented that while the USA, Europe, and many other countries have limitation of liability regimes in place, Australia seems to have managed to bypass most legislative […]

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US Court interprets copyleft clause in Creative Commons licenses

During the last decade, a common attack against open source licenses from their opponents stated that the documents were invalid because they had not been tested in court. This type of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) seemed to be very popular with certain unimaginative legal types unwilling to fathom innovative solutions. […]

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Bassel Khartabil, Syrian prisoner who lives and risks dying for a free Internet

Article by Stéphanie Vidal under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Please attribute author Stéphanie Vidal and first publication in Slate.France with a link to https://www.slate.fr/story/107927/bassel-khartabil-prisonnier-syrien-internet Translation into English by Philippe Aigrain, Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Jean-Christophe Peyssard Source for reposting: https://annuel.framapad.org/p/freebassel-traduction-slate Known worldwide as a free Internet […]

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Legal analysis of the PETA monkey selfie suit

Just when you thought that the monkey selfie story had ran its course, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have sued the photographer David Slater and his company Wildlife Photography to try to get the copyright of the image given to Naruto, the macaque monkey at the heart […]

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Gikii 2015 Berlin Programme

This is the draft programme. Remember to register here. Venue WZB Berlin Social Science Center Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin Google Maps Thursday 24 September Registration and Buffet 12.30 – 13.30 Welcome Address 13.30 Session 1. The State of the Art (Future Law) 14.00 – 15.30 David Murakami Wood. The Inevitable […]

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Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?

Back in July the infamous website Ashley Madison, which facilitates marital infidelity, was hacked by a group calling itself Impact Team, and the personal details of millions of subscribers around the world were compromised. The hackers demanded that the self-described “most famous name in infidelity and married dating” should be […]