stories from May 6th, 2013

Failures

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
ads, advertising, commercials, economist, failures, jokes, publicity

Companies:
dove, dr pepper, ford, gm, hyundai


Studies

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
dsm, mental health, nimh, research

Companies:
american psychiatric association


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, copyright trolls, errors, lawsuits, sloppy


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, copyright reform, data, evidence


(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
drm, html5

Companies:
netflix


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Patents

by Leigh Beadon


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patents, sponsored posts


When Startups Need More Lawyers Than Employees, The Patent System Isn't Working

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We've talked a lot about the tax on innovation that patent trolls create, which is well-known inside startup circles but often misunderstood by the broader public, thanks to the pro-innovation rhetoric of high-profile trolls like Intellectual Ventures. The conversation is getting more attention lately, especially with the recent news of Senator Schumer's patent reform bill which specifically aims to fight the patent troll problem, and this interview with an anonymous developer from a tech startup offers some perspective from someone who is directly affected by the issue.

Free Speech

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
civil liberties, fear, fud, terrorism, the public


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Thursday

05:39 Washington Post Editorial Board Deploys A Bunch Of Bad Arguments In Its Defense Of The Comcast Merger (13)
03:38 Do Nature's Publishers Even Read Their Own Articles About Open Access? (19)
00:08 How Corporate Sovereignty Threatens Democracy (36)

Wednesday

20:04 Tom Lehrer, Culture And Copyright After Death (21)
17:00 DailyDirt: Modern Dating (7)
15:42 Canadian 'Digital Privacy' Bill Actually Puts Everyone's Privacy At Risk; Will Be A Boon To Trolls (19)
14:41 Travesty: Supreme Court (And Senate) Deny SCOTUSblog A Press Pass (28)
13:38 NYPD Update: Stop-And-Frisk Now Under Federal Oversight; Muslim-Spying 'Demographics Unit' Disbanded (8)
12:38 Court Declares That, Yes, Bloggers Are Media (7)
11:36 Did You Retweet The USAir Pornographic Tweet? You May Have Violated New Jersey's Revenge Porn Law (23)
10:30 Court Says That Tweeting Someone Is 'F**king Crazy' Is Not Libelous (9)
09:25 Microsoft And Sony Double Down On Patent Trolling; Dump More Cash Into Intellectual Ventures (11)
08:10 Recording Industry Wants To Have It Both Ways When It Comes To Pre-1972 Recordings (56)
06:53 Lavabit Loses Its Appeal For Mucking Up Basic Procedural Issues Early On (26)
05:23 Find The Big Fib In The NSA's Lack Of Concern For Foreigners (34)
03:16 Los Angeles Law Enforcement Looking To Crowdsource Surveillance (35)
00:11 First Phase Of Security Audit Finds Vulnerabilities But No Backdoors In TrueCrypt Encryption Software (11)

Tuesday

20:05 Google May Consider Giving A Boost To Encrypted Sites (51)
17:00 DailyDirt: Aircraft That Stay In The Sky For Days (Or Longer) (2)
15:50 Video Games Do Cause Aggression... If They Suck Out Loud (24)
14:48 Google Apparently Chose Not To Tell The NSA About Heartbleed (49)
13:43 USPTO Keeps Granting Patents At Record Rates: 6,000 Utility Patents Granted In A Single Week (34)
12:40 The FBI's Facial Recognition Database Combines Lo-Res Photos With Zero Civil Liberties Considerations (13)
11:27 Intuit Does Subterfuge To Combat Free-Filing Tax Returns (34)
10:35 Judge Richard Posner's Ruling In Wacky 'Banana Lady' Case Highlights Just How Wrong Judge Kozinski Was About Copyright (24)
09:33 The Most Bizarre Response To The Pulitzers Yet, From The Guy Who Authorized CIA Torture (32)
08:34 Dianne Feinstein Asks DOJ To Investigate Leak Of Torture Report Summary To McClatchy News Service (17)
07:16 Why We Filed An Amicus Brief In Garcia v. Google: Blaming 3rd Parties Has Serious Impact On Free Speech (21)
05:16 Would You Trust The NSA's Advice On How To Deal With Heartbleed? (38)
03:12 Yes, Net Neutrality Is A Solution To An Existing Problem (23)
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