TorrentFreak: Internet Archive Faces Permanent ISP Blocking Following Audiobook Lawsuits

TorrentFreak: Internet Archive Faces Permanent ISP Blocking Following Audiobook Lawsuits. “An anti-piracy group representing the rights of authors is calling for the Internet Archive to be blocked by ISPs in Russia forever. A pair of lawsuits concerning two audiobooks, including Metro 2033, led to the request to have the massively popular Archive.org permanently rendered inaccessible in the region. A legal process is now underway to avoid that happening.”

The Verge: Errors in cellphone location evidence force Denmark to review 10,000 verdicts

The Verge: Errors in cellphone location evidence force Denmark to review 10,000 verdicts. “Errors in cellphone location data have prompted authorities in Denmark to review 10,700 court cases to see if flawed evidence lead to incorrect convictions. The New York Times reports that the issues date back in 2012, and consist of two bugs. The first relates to how raw data from phone companies is converted into evidence by Danish police, and the second is a bug that could result in cellphones being linked to the wrong cellphone towers.”

CNN: Federal officials raise concerns about White House plan to police alleged social media censorship

CNN: Federal officials raise concerns about White House plan to police alleged social media censorship. “Officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have expressed serious concerns about a draft Trump administration executive order seeking to regulate tech giants such as Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR), according to several people familiar with the matter.”

Techdirt: Why Is MLB Claiming Revenue From Obviously Fair Use Videos On YouTube?

Techdirt: Why Is MLB Claiming Revenue From Obviously Fair Use Videos On YouTube?. “Nearly a decade ago, we wrote a bunch about an excellent book called Copyfraud, by law professor Jason Mazzone, which went into great detail about how the legacy entertainment industry companies have used copyright in ways that are clearly against copyright’s intent — to the point that they border on fraud. The concept of copyfraud should be referred to more frequently, and here’s a perfect example.”

Mercury News: Facebook sued over alleged housing discrimination

Mercury News: Facebook sued over alleged housing discrimination. “The lawsuit, recently filed in federal court in San Francisco, marks the latest fallout from Facebook’s practice of allowing companies to post housing ads on the platform aimed at users based on demographic data. The suit claims Facebook allowed housing providers to shield their ads from people based on their national origin, family status, disability and other factors, thereby limiting those groups’ ability to find housing and violating the federal Fair Housing Act.”