Policy > Law

European Court of Justice allows digitisation of library books

Reading on dedicated terminals okay, but if you print you pay
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 07:04

FAIL.GOV – Government asks Dropbox for accounts that don't exist

Storage locker's transparency report shows rise in government data gobble attempts
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 05:29

Uber alles-holes, claims lawsuit: Taxi biz sued by blind passengers

Sueball claims blind passengers ditched, guide dogs abused
Shaun Nichols, 11 Sep 02:06

Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International

Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
Richard Chirgwin, 10 Sep 04:27

Australian whistleblower laws weaker than China's, report finds

Leaker safeguards save YOU money on staff surveillance kit
Darren Pauli, 10 Sep 03:44

Tinder sexual harassment suit settled in undisclosed deal

Sean Rad still CEO but reports suggest CMO left the company

Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

And ISPs should nab 'em on our behalf
Simon Sharwood, 09 Sep 06:28

Europe's Google wrangle: PLEASE, DOMINANT Mr Schmidt? More?

Brussels begs Mountain View for even less evil
Iain Thomson, 09 Sep 05:30

Microsoft bins Bing image widget after Getty sueball

Embed codes for offending collages still seem to do the business
Simon Sharwood, 09 Sep 01:58

T-Mobile US lobs sueball at Huawei: Claims Chinese giant stole robot tech

Lawsuit alleges Huawei staff tried to sneak into T-Mobile's offices after they were banned

Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge

Charlie Shrem plea deal could still get him five YEARS in chokey
Richard Chirgwin, 07 Sep 22:53
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Judge: Google class action 'usual suspects' cash-fling 'smells'

+Comment Proposed payout gives class members nothing – objectors
Andrew Orlowski, 05 Sep 09:02
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OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

Redmond accused of turning web into 'unlicensed clip art' collection
Simon Sharwood, 05 Sep 06:33


Transparency by Telstra: a good start but not enough

84,000-plus law enforcement requests, but for what?
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Sep 00:32
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Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

The goalposts are moving hourly and ministers are contradicting intelligence agencies and themselves
Richard Chirgwin, 06 Aug 01:07

Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

Worstall on Wednesday Never mind the Ts&Cs, what does the law say?
Tim Worstall, 09 Jul 15:24


Silicon Valley tech titans beg for more mediation time in wage-fix lawsuit

Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel heading back to bargaining table over $325m settlement
Iain Thomson, 04 Sep 01:11

Telstra tells Big Content it won't become unpaid Copyright Cop

CEO David Thodey calls on rights holders to prove piracy, pay ISPs for enforcement help
Simon Sharwood, 03 Sep 04:55

Privacy law reboot needed says Oz Law Reform Commission

Legal philosphers call for Tort of pricacy, rethink for surveillance laws
Richard Chirgwin, 03 Sep 02:42

Transparency by Telstra: a good start but not enough

84,000-plus law enforcement requests, but for what?
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Sep 00:32

Carrier club's careful copyright conga

We're not Big Content's interns, says Comms Alliance, but we might be RENT-A-COPS
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Sep 22:46

Jet-powered DRONE-maker slapped for illegal exports

UAV sent offshore without the right paperwork
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Sep 02:40

Redmond resists order to hand over overseas email

Court wanted peek as related to US investigation
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Sep 02:02

Australia deflates Valve with Steam sueball

Alleges breaches of Oz consumer law
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Sep 00:03

GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine

Activists told NOT to snap pics of staff at the concrete doughnut
Team Register, 31 Aug 14:07

Top beak: UK privacy law may be reconsidered because of social media

Rise of Twitter etc creates 'enormous challenges'
OUT-LAW.COM, 28 Aug 15:34
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Groupon sales reps' overtime pay suit not eligible for class action

Judge reckons their jobs were too different to be lumped into one court case
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Apple tried to get a ban on Galaxy, judge said: NO, NO, NO

Judge Koh refuses Samsung ban for the third time
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Aug 00:01

Ex US cybersecurity czar guilty in child sex abuse website case

Health and Human Services IT security chief headed online to share vile images
Iain Thomson, 27 Aug 02:56
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Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious

Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
Iain Thomson, 26 Aug 18:17

Harvard boffins 'reverse-engineer' Chinese censorship

Yes: criticise the government. No: organise protest
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 03:01

The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

And our man Corfield is pretty bloody cross about it
Ross Ulbricht

Three new charges laid against alleged Silk Road kingpin

Lawyer says legal bullets sprayed in hope of landing jury hit
Darren Pauli, 25 Aug 04:01

Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

Analysis Creativity can't start and end at the push of a button
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Aug 10:28

Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

Man jailed for dodgy cinema recording of Hollywood movie
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Aug 18:25