Tag Archives: Simon Singh

Media law in April

Blogpost: BCA Drop Case Against Simon Singh Jack of Kent

 

And his libel fight is over: 50,000 signatures, 3 party pledges, 268 MPs backing EDM – www.libelreform.org

 

Does the Tories’ iPhone App violate the Data Protection Act? Call a friend

 

UK: Legal experts fear new case of ‘libel tourism’ European Journalism Centre

 

EU likely to push for net neutrality Public Technology

 

Canadian “Climatologist sues, wants paper to erase all traces of libel” Ars Techica

 

Out-law radio: Existing copyright law could protect free speech http://www.out-law.com/page-10978

 

 

September #3

Copyright
Book sharing site Scribd rejects claims of copyright infringement Guardian

Creative Commons
CC publishes study on interpreting “non-commercial” under CCBY & CC0 Creative Commons

Digital Britain
Attitudes to supporting non-BBC regional news from the licence fee. Preliminary findings. DCMS study.

Facebook
How exactly is Facebook making money? Guardian
How Facebook tried to put a shine on $9.5m privacy suit Guardian

Government 2.0
Usability, council websites and the obligation to promote democracy Local Democracy

Journalism
Nieman Reports Fall 2009: Journalism & Social Media <- essential reading
Shane Richmond article for Nieman Reports about the development of My Telegraph
Murdoch hails electronic reading devices “no paper, no printing plants, no unions,” said Mr Murdoch, behind the FT paywall.

Open Access
5 US universities commit to open access publishing Digital & Scholarly

Privacy
OUT-LAW: Hidden Flash cookies track even opt-out users on web’s biggest sites.

Science writing
New York Times on the Simon Singh case: the high costs of English libel law for science writing
Sense about science Keep Libel Laws Out of Science campaign

Writing
Paul Graham: The list of n things is the cheeseburger of essay forms


July #4

Free

Malcolm Gladwell eviscerates Chris Anderson’s Free. Saving you time as well as money bit.ly

 

OFCOM

Consultation to reform the rules around commercial radio & local content tr.im

Consultation on liberalising the rules concerning ownership of local media tr.im

 

Newsgator, Google and RSS

Newsgator: option of paid-for ad-free desktop readers. Synch via Google. Good if you wanted synch with GReader. A lot of people don’t. See comments bit.ly

Techcrunch: NewsGator Discontinues Online RSS Reader, Points To Google Reader bit.ly Desktop readers get Google Reader synchronisation.

 

Local papers

Andrew Gilligan attack on local authority newspapers in the Evening Standard bit.ly

A good piece about local news, blogs, council newspapers, the Press Association and Digital Britain from 853 blog bit.ly

 

Sense about Science

Excellent overview of #singhbca by Ben Goldacre pays tribute to “intrepid band of bloggers”: bit.ly

Beware the spinal trap: Simon Singh and chiropractic libel case bit.ly

 

Twitter

Chicago’s Horizon Realty Group Sues Woman For $50,000 Over A Tweet bit.ly

 

Patents

Court rules against Blackboard in patent case – bit.ly

 

You Tube: launches a Reporters’ Centre

“Helping you report the news” bit.ly

 

Tennenbaum: the price of copyright infringement

Verdict in Joel Tenenbaum case: 22,500 per work. $675,000 total

Fair use is not a defence “Tenenbaum ‘piracy’ case is all over bar the shouting” tinyurl.com

‘How it feels to be sued for $4.5m’ is.gd