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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Wednesday

09:32 Reminder: When Ron Wyden Says There's A Secret Interpretation Of A Law, Everyone Should Pay Attention (18)
08:26 Study Of Spain's 'Google Tax' On News Shows How Much Damage It Has Done (63)
07:04 Canada Opens Incumbent Fiber Networks To Competition, Cue The Hysteria (19)
05:00 Australian Police Raid Bookseller Over Copies Of A Book First Published 24 Years Ago (32)
03:01 Wordpress Takes A Stand Against Abusive DMCA Takedown Notices; Others Should Pay Attention (18)

Tuesday

23:04 Doobie Brothers Vs. The Doobie Decimal System In Trademark Battle (27)
17:00 DailyDirt: Asteroids Are Not Just An 80s Video Game (5)
15:41 New York City Decides To Actually Pay Attention To Its Verizon Contracts After Getting Ripped Off On FiOS Deal (16)
14:19 Audits Of Asset Forfeiture Program Uncover Funds Used To Pay Student Loans, Property Used As Rent-Free Housing (38)
13:08 Donald Trump's Clueless Lawyer Threatens Press, Says It's Ok To Rape Your Spouse (81)
12:00 Techdirt Podcast Episode 35: Kevin Smith On How To Be Yourself And Make A Living (5)
11:01 White House Vaguely Agrees Outdated ECPA Should Be Reformed But Only With An Eye On The Government's 'Interests' (5)
10:56 Daily Deal: iFixit Pro Tech Screwdriver Set & Jimmy Tool Bundle (7)
09:59 White House Finally Answers Snowden Pardon Petition: The Only Good Whistleblowing Is Punished Whistleblowing (76)
08:51 DOJ To Court: Hey, We're Shutting Down Section 215, So We Can Probably Stop Arguing About The Legality Of Bulk Collection (25)
07:35 Director Of National Intelligence Hammers Final Official Nail Into Bulk Phone Records Program (9)
05:27 Happy Birthday Copyright Bombshell: New Evidence Warner Music Previously Hid Shows Song Is Public Domain (129)
03:27 Obviously, No One Ever Would Have Thought Of Remote Controlled Sex Toys Without This Patent (30)

Monday

23:23 Portland City Officials Agree Not To Sue Over Portland Oregon Sign To Keep Court From Ruling On Trademark (12)
17:00 DailyDirt: Out Of This World (And On To Others) (6)
15:21 Police Shut Down Hologram Concert Of Rapper Because They Don't Like His Lyrics; Pretty Clear First Amendment Problem (47)
13:44 Even If The State Of Georgia Can Copyright Legal Annotations, Should It? (32)
12:43 India's New Net Neutrality Guidelines Suggest Facebook's Internet.org Is Just Glorified Collusion (5)
11:36 Both Michael Hayden And Michael Chertoff Surprise Everyone By Saying FBI Is Wrong To Try To Backdoor Encryption (29)
10:35 Eight Years After Bogus Expulsion Over Supposed 'Threat,' Former Student Obtains $900k Settlement From University (32)
10:30 Daily Deal: Corporate Bridge Business Courses: Lifetime Subscription (2)
09:27 Topsite Operator, Who Admitted To Operating Servers With Tons Of Pirated Movies, Gets Off With Just Probation (53)
08:04 Judge Slams Meddling Sheriff Thomas Dart For Likely First Amendment Attack On Backpage (29)
05:50 Cablevision Follows Comcast Down The Compulsory WiFi Hotspot Rabbit Hole (73)
03:51 Yeah, Russia Probably Forged A Weapons Cache Supposedly From The US Using A Video Game To Model The Weapons (48)
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