stories from April 17th, 2012

Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
api, copying, de minimis, java, larry ellison

google, oracle, sun


by Michael Ho

Filed Under:
batteries, flywheel, ice, mit, moore's law, taiwan

beacon power, google


by Glyn Moody

Filed Under:
acta, david martin, eu rapporteur, europe, ipred


by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
magic, penn & teller, raymond teller


by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
cispa, congress, cybersecurity, mike rogers, protest, tmi


by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
invention, licensing, patent troll


Movie Industry

by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
chris dodd, dan glickman, graphic, revolving door


Say That Again

by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
bruce schneier, security theatre, tsa

(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Leigh Beadon

Filed Under:
election, france, social media

facebook, twitter


by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
cmdrtaco, hazing, ipo

facebook, yahoo

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11:10 And, Of Course, Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings (35)
10:05 General Mills Says If You 'Like' Cheerios On Facebook, You Can No Longer Sue (35)
09:02 US Government Is Paying To Undermine Internet Security, Not To Fix It (23)
07:44 US Has A 'Secret Exception' To Reasonable Suspicion For Putting People On The No Fly List (32)
05:38 Teen Arrested For Using Heartbleed To Get Canadian Taxpayer Info; Did Nothing To Hide Himself (29)
03:34 Snowden Calls BS On Putin's Answer: Says He Was Playing The Role Of Ron Wyden (117)
00:04 TAFTA/TTIP: What Are The Benefits? What Are The Costs? (8)


20:06 Court Rules 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 (49)
13:27 Square Enix: DRM Is Here To Stay (42)
12:22 Court Rightly Finds That GoDaddy Isn't Liable For Revenge Porn Site (32)
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 (36)
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 (48)
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 (15)
03:38 Do Nature's Publishers Even Read Their Own Articles About Open Access? (19)
00:08 How Corporate Sovereignty Threatens Democracy (41)


20:04 Tom Lehrer, Culture And Copyright After Death (23)
17:00 DailyDirt: Modern Dating (8)
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 (12)
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