stories from May 7th, 2012

Legal Issues

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
activism, chile, china, pipa, sopa, tpp


Patents

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
innovation, patent war, tim cook

Companies:
apple, samsung


Scams

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
chess, fraud, marl, nobel prize, penn and teller, sec, siri, statistics


Politics

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
activism, germany, pirate party


Business Models

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
drm, ebooks, harry potter, jk rowling, pottermore


Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
api, de minimis, fair use, java

Companies:
google, oracle, sun


Broadband

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
competition, data rates, monopoly, randall stephenson

Companies:
at&t, t-mobile


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
big brother, glass house, idea/expression, reality television

Companies:
abc, cbs


Privacy

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
encryption, fbi, voip, wiretapping


Movie Industry

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
contentid, hollywood, vcr

Companies:
megaupload, mpaa, viacom, youtube


(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
ebooks, piracy, publishing


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Tuesday

12:45 Techdirt Podcast Episode 72: The Tough Choices Platforms Make (0)
11:42 Judge Tells Twitter Revealing Classified Stats Isn't Protected By 1st Amendment... But Says Twitter Can Challenge Classification (26)
10:39 Another Theater Mounts A Legal Battle Against Law Saying It Can't Serve Customers Beer And R-Rated Films At The Same Time (29)
10:34 Daily Deal: Last Chance For Scrivener (3)
09:36 National Intelligence Office's Top Lawyer Fires Off Spirited Defense Of Bulk Surveillance, Third Party Doctrine (26)
08:32 Zappa Threatens Zappa Over Zappa Plays Zappa (33)
06:27 Samsung SmartThings Platform Latest To Highlight Internet Of Things Security Is A Joke (21)
03:25 The Proper Channels For Whistleblowers Are Still A Joke (23)

Monday

23:23 If Open Sharing Of Data Is A Great Idea For Combatting A Dangerous Plant Disease, Why Not For All Human Diseases? (9)
17:00 DailyDirt: Do You See What I See? (2)
15:44 University Educates Student On How Everyone Will Abuse Trademark Law (10)
14:12 Paper That Couldn't Be Bothered To Report On Local Police Misconduct Fires Off Editorial Insulting Writer Who Actually Did (41)
12:47 DOJ Issues New Rules On Espionage Investigations To Keep It From Embarrassing Itself So Often (13)
11:40 Once Again All Of Whatsapp Is Being Blocked In Brazil Because A Judge Is Upset It Won't Turn Over Data (24)
10:38 Australian Gov't Commission Also Wants To Fix Patent Laws Down Under (23)
10:33 Daily Deal: Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote (1)
09:26 Australian Gov't Commission: Copyright Is Copywrong; Hurting The Public And Needs To Be Fixed (39)
08:22 The Chilling Effect Of Mass Surveillance Quantified (22)
06:21 Facebook Has Lost The War It Declared On Fake News (16)
03:22 NYPD Using 'Nuisance Abatement' Law To Force Small Businesses To Install Cameras, Agree To Warrantless Searches (42)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (4)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History: April 24th - 30th (2)
09:00 Awesome Stuff: Make More Music (0)

Friday

19:39 Redaction Failure In FTC/Amazon Decision Inadvertently Allows Public To See Stuff It Should Have Been Able To See Anyway (20)
18:18 Scientists Looking To Fix The Many Problems With Forensic Evidence (32)
17:00 DailyDirt: Digging Up The Past (22)
15:42 FBI Used FISA Warrant To Prosecute Boeing Employee For Child Porn Possession (30)
14:11 Ted Cruz Pushing Bill Protecting Large ISPs From Competition (29)
12:41 Supreme Court Approves Rule 41 Changes, Putting FBI Closer To Searching Any Computer Anywhere With A Single Warrant (18)
11:43 EU Regulators Can Barely Contain Their Desire To Attack Google And Facebook, Believing It Will Help Local Competitors (19)
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