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Opinion: Time to Rethink Privacy, Property

SOCIAL NETWORKING—AUSTRALIA

May 20, 2011

A mens'-only social networking group has raised the ire of some in Australia who say it is time to rethink legislative means toward protecting individuals' privacy. In The Sydney Morning Herald, a Melbourne University doctoral student discusses the so-called Brocial Network, on which male group members share photographs of women. Jessica Lake looks back on how the use of photography sparked the first privacy-related bill in the United States back in 1886 and says the Brocial Network should provoke Australia to "seriously consider the law-reform question of how best to protect the private rights of photographed subjects."
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