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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Friday

09:02 US Government Is Paying To Undermine Internet Security, Not To Fix It (18)
07:44 US Has A 'Secret Exception' To Reasonable Suspicion For Putting People On The No Fly List (27)
05:38 Teen Arrested For Using Heartbleed To Get Canadian Taxpayer Info; Did Nothing To Hide Himself (26)
03:34 Snowden Calls BS On Putin's Answer: Says He Was Playing The Role Of Ron Wyden (74)
00:04 TAFTA/TTIP: What Are The Benefits? What Are The Costs? (8)

Thursday

20:06 Court Rules MoveOn.org Can Use LA Slogan To Criticize Bobby Jindal (8)
17:00 DailyDirt: How Old Can People Get? (10)
15:47 Nike, Huge IP Proponent, Blatantly Infringes Shawne Merriman's Trademark (9)
14:29 Eli Lilly Enlists Congress In Fight Against Canada For Refusing Patent On Useless Drug (48)
13:27 Square Enix: DRM Is Here To Stay (40)
12:22 Court Rightly Finds That GoDaddy Isn't Liable For Revenge Porn Site (31)
11:23 Recently Departed Founder Of Russia's Facebook Says Gov't Demanded Data On Ukrainian Protestors (7)
10:20 Connecticut Lawmakers Push 'Knockout Game' Bill, Citing Various 'Feelings' As Evidence Something Must Be Done (33)
09:16 Textile Company Drags A Bunch Of Clothing Companies To Court Over Copyrighted Stripe Pattern (30)
08:02 LA Sheriff's Dept. On New Surveillance Program: We Knew The Public Wouldn't Like It, So We Kept It A Secret (42)
06:49 Snowden Asks Putin Live On TV If Russia Carries Out Mass Surveillance; But Why? (64)
05:39 Washington Post Editorial Board Deploys A Bunch Of Bad Arguments In Its Defense Of The Comcast Merger (14)
03:38 Do Nature's Publishers Even Read Their Own Articles About Open Access? (19)
00:08 How Corporate Sovereignty Threatens Democracy (38)

Wednesday

20:04 Tom Lehrer, Culture And Copyright After Death (23)
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 (8)
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 (58)
06:53 Lavabit Loses Its Appeal For Mucking Up Basic Procedural Issues Early On (26)
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