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


Filed Under:
patents, sponsored posts


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

from the do-the-math dept

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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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Tuesday

14:01 Supreme Court Discussion In Aereo: At Least The Justices Recognize The Harm They Might Do (82)
13:13 Chutzpah: John Steele To Court: What, You Think I Would Lie, Cheat And Break The Law? Come On! (43)
12:11 Revolving Door: MPAA Hires Chief USTR Negotiator Behind ACTA And TPP's IP Chapter (19)
11:06 Copyright Maximalists' Incredible Sense Of Entitlement: If It Challenges The Biz Model We Chose, It Must Be Illegal (46)
10:05 Turkey's Prime Minister Sues His Own Country Over Twitter (10)
09:08 Police File On Student 'Bullied Into Committing Suicide' Strangely Lacking In Evidence Of Bullying (33)
07:53 James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social Media Account (20)
05:39 Time Warner Cable's Contractual Loophole Allows It To Tell Local Politicians It Has Received Zero Complaints (18)
03:38 Court Says DOJ Must Release Memo That Justifies Drone Killing Of US Citizen (12)
00:15 NY Times Changes Its Tune On TPP; Highlights Cronyism, Lack Of Transparency As Problems (10)

Monday

20:11 German Politicians Hit Back At USTR Criticisms Of European Cloud Idea (9)
17:00 DailyDirt: Bringing Back The Undead (7)
15:38 Putin's 'Clapper' Moment: What He Said Vs. What Russian Intelligence Actually Does (13)
14:15 9/11 Trial Grinds To A Halt As Evidence Surfaces That FBI Subverted Attorney-Client Privilege (31)
13:14 Law School Trustee's Company Chills Critical Speech With Subpoena For Students' Personal Emails (19)
12:09 James Clapper Giving Speeches To Students, Begging Them To Stop Thinking Of Ed Snowden As A Hero (66)
11:06 Why Is The US Gov't Arguing In The Supreme Court To Reshape The Internet The Way Broadcasters Want It? (60)
10:08 Can Anyone Name A Programmer Still Getting Paid For Code He Wrote In 1962? (166)
09:05 Homeland Security Adviser Warns Parents That Their Mouthy Kids May Grow Up To Be Terrorists (76)
07:44 India Wants To Take On 'US Hegemony' Over The Internet... By Renaming It The Equinet (21)
05:46 Police Raid Apartment, Seize Electronics Related To A Long-Suspended Twitter Account Parodying Town's Mayor (41)
03:40 General Mills Changes Policy After Internet Did Not 'Like' Its Plan To Remove Your Ability To Sue If You 'Liked' Its Facebook Page (31)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (12)

Saturday

12:00 A Look Back In Techdirt History (14)
09:00 Awesome Stuff: Stand While You Work (19)

Friday

19:39 Study Shows How Notice-And-Takedown Reduces Transaction Costs In Making Works Legally Available (71)
18:36 The Logical Conclusion Of Zero Tolerance: College Prof Suspended Because Daughter Wore A GoT Tshirt (88)
17:33 Finally, Someone Acts Like An Adult: District Attorney Drops Charges Against Bullied Teen Who Recorded His Tormentors (69)
17:00 DailyDirt: Believable Dieting (8)
15:48 University Hires Sports Info Director, Fires Him Two Hours Later After Local Paper Googles His Name (19)
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