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The European Court of Human Rights Holds Delfi.ee Liable for Anonymous Defamation

A recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) may expand considerably web portals’ liability for hosting users’ comments. In Delfi AS v. Estonia, the ECHR has found Delfi, one of the largest news portals on the Internet in Estonia, liable for anonymous defamation. Read more » about The European Court of Human Rights Holds Delfi.ee Liable for Anonymous Defamation

Privacy and the Canadian Speech From the Throne

The Government of Canada released its Speech From the Throne (SFT) last week, spelling out its priorities and governing agenda for the next two years. While there were no explicit references to privacy law reform as some had hoped, there were still policy commitments made that will have implications for privacy in the coming Parliamentary session. I touch on some of these below. Read more » about Privacy and the Canadian Speech From the Throne

The Reasonable Observer on Remand: Fair Use Project Teams with the Andy Warhol Foundation and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Filing Amici Curiae Brief in Cariou v. Prince (S.D.N.Y.)

On Tuesday, the Fair Use Project, along with the good folks at Bingham McCutchen LLP and Virginia Rutledge, filed a brief amici curiae on behalf of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in the Cariou v. Prince remand. Read more » about The Reasonable Observer on Remand: Fair Use Project Teams with the Andy Warhol Foundation and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Filing Amici Curiae Brief in Cariou v. Prince (S.D.N.Y.)

New Just Security Post: We All Go Down Together

I have a new post up at Just Security today.  In it, I point to the fact that ongoing NSA revelations show that significant  surveillance activities are taking place without either Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) or congressional oversight, even though these policies directly impact Americans’ privacy.  For example, this past Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the Read more » about New Just Security Post: We All Go Down Together

We All Go Down Together: NSA Programs Overseas Violate Americans’ Privacy, Yet Escape FISC, Congressional Oversight

Cross-posted from Just Security.

Ongoing revelations show that significant NSA surveillance activities take place outside of either Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) or congressional oversight, even though these policies directly impact Americans’ privacy. These activities should, at the very least, be subject to congressional review, since American interests are being adversely impacted by them. Read more » about We All Go Down Together: NSA Programs Overseas Violate Americans’ Privacy, Yet Escape FISC, Congressional Oversight

The NEXA Center Responds to the Italian Communication Authority Proposal on Online Copyright Enforcement

The Nexa Center for Internet and Society, an interdisciplinary research center based at the Polytechnic of Turin, has recently published its observations on the Italian Communication Authority’s (AGCOM) regulatory proposal regarding online copyright enforcement. Read more » about The NEXA Center Responds to the Italian Communication Authority Proposal on Online Copyright Enforcement

A Brazilian Judge Orders Facebook off Air if It Fails to Remove a Defamatory Discussion

On October 2, 2013, Judge Bonvicino of the Civil Court of São Paulo granted an injunction to shut down Facebook in Brazil if a discussion is not removed. The allegedly defamatory post regarded some trivial quarrel between a well-known TV presenter and her neighbor, apparently over the TV presenter’s dog trespassing into the neighboring property. Read more » about A Brazilian Judge Orders Facebook off Air if It Fails to Remove a Defamatory Discussion

Looking at My Vehicle Automation Entries in the Rear-View Mirror

Thank you for reading my posts this week. If you happen to be Eugene Volokh or Ken Anderson, thank you in particular for making them possible. And if you were one of my thoughtful commenters, thank you for questioning and challenging; I have read your remarks with great interest. Read more » about Looking at My Vehicle Automation Entries in the Rear-View Mirror

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