Peter black writes on laws and policies as they relate to the internet and the media. Blak is a lecturer in law at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
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In Slate Jack Shafer has a great piece that charts the various attempts the newspaper industry have made to respond to new technologies, before explaining how ultimately the newspaper industry has failed when it comes to the internet:Newspapers deserve bragging rights for having homesteaded the Web...
The Australian Law Reform Commission’s report on privacy laws in Australia, For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC 108), has been released. You can download the three-volume, 2700 page report here, or view the media release and accompanying briefing notes here. There is a...
This news report was drawn to my attention during a break today at the Media, Communications and Public Speech Conference:The Australian film and television industry has launched a major legal action against one of Australia's largest internet service providers for allegedly allowing its users to...
A few weeks ago I blogged about service by Facebook (see here and here) and now the Calgary Herald has a story on an employee being fired by Facebook:When esthetician Crystal Bell was fired via Facebook, she spawned a debate over"cyber sacking" and what employers owe their employees in times...A...
These are some of the things I've been tweeting about today: "Austrailian Gov't: Not In The Public Interest For The Public To Be Interested In Secret Anti-Piracy Negotiations" pjblack.me/GOqX02 "Joe Biden in 2016? Not so crazy" says @politico pjblack.me/GMyt8E good news for fans of angry birds:...
Tonight I was on The Drum ABC News 24 discussing the news of the day, including Clive Palmer, a constitutional challenge to the mining tax, celebrity diplomancy and US politics:Tonight I was on The Drum ABC News 24 discussing the news of the day, including Clive Palmer, a constitutional challenge...
These are some of the things I've been tweeting about today: i like chocolate and i like bacon, but i'm not sure how i feel about them together: "Chocolate Covered Bacon" pjblack.me/GC6qO6 "Justin Bieber Is First Instagram User to Reach a Million Followers" pjblack.me/GFHSlt from @tnw: "A flaw in...
These are some of the things I've been tweeting about today: "TechCrunch’s Other Founder Previews Just.me, A Privacy-Focused Social Network" pjblack.me/FPqE6F from @poynter: "4 important truths about Mike Daisey’s lies & the way ‘This American Life’ told them" pjblack.me/GCfI9h "In defence of...
These are some of the things I've been tweeting about today: Image via Wikipedia a study of #qanda's panellists from @IndependentAus: "An ABC QandA case study" pjblack.me/ykQXYV #auspol the latest location apps are placing a strain on iphone battery life: "The Real SXSW 'Winner' Is The Mophie Juice...
These are some of the things I've been tweeting about today: rick santorum has promised to ban online porn: "Could You Really Get Rid of Porn on the Internet?" pjblack.me/xTN7Ol "Colbert's Super PAC Still Has Bank" pjblack.me/xsWL5L "Leprechauns’ cultural history: Did they start out scary or cute?"...