stories from October 12th, 2012

Culture

by Leigh Beadon


Filed Under:
cwf+rtb, fan funding, history, music, opportunities, patronage


Music Industry

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
gene simmons, registration, royalties

Companies:
soundexchange


Patents

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
3d printing, drm, patents

Companies:
intellectual ventures


Too Much Free Time

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
beverages, kinect, pop, soda, vending machines

Companies:
coca cola, intel


Privacy

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
apps, california, kamara harris, privacy policy

Companies:
twitter, united airlines


Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
antitrust, competition, consumer harm, ftc, search


Privacy

by Eric Goldman


Filed Under:
amy klobuchar, cloud computing, privacy, regulations


Free Speech

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
california, elisabeth thieriot, slapp


Patents

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
calculus, isaac newton, patents


Say That Again

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
hollywood, isps, rosario dawson, six strikes

Companies:
mpaa, riaa


Overhype

by Timothy Geigner


Filed Under:
hacks, likes, mitt romney

Companies:
facebook


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
acta, canada, ceta, criminal sanctions, europe


Predictions

by Ben Zevenbergen


Filed Under:
cloud computing, europe, iceland, policy


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Wednesday

22:36 Engineers Say If Automated Cars Experience 'The Trolley Problem,' They've Already Screwed Up (68)
16:07 FISA Court: Government Can Collect Content Along With Dialing Data Using Pen Register Orders (16)
14:32 Arrest Warrant Issued For District Attorney Involved In DEA's California Wiretap Warrant Mill (23)
13:05 Baltimore PD Can Keep Tabs On The Entire City, Thanks To Privately-Donated Aerial Surveillance System (34)
11:45 Nice Officials Say They'll Sue Internet Users Who Share Photos Of French Fashion Police Fining Women In Burkinis (92)
10:39 Bogus Defamation Lawsuit With Fake Defendant Results In Negative Reviews Of Dentist Being Taken Down (30)
10:34 Daily Deal: Ultimate PC Data Security Suite Bundle (0)
09:30 Copyright Group, In Arguing Against FCC's Set Top Box Proposal, Appears To Argue That VCRs & DVRs Are Also Illegal (50)
08:31 Tempting Fate: Pittsburgh Election Officials Insist Their E-Voting Machines Can't Be Hacked (40)
06:29 One More Time With Feeling: Net Neutrality Didn't Hurt Broadband Investment In The Slightest (20)
03:22 Russia's Hackathon Continues, Targeting The New York Times And Other News Agencies (25)

Tuesday

22:30 Little Tree Air Freshener Company Sues Non-Profit For Making Tree Shaped Ornaments (26)
16:26 The EFF Calls Out Microsoft's Ongoing Bullshit On Windows 10 Privacy Concerns (64)
14:37 And Just Like That, The Dumbest Trademark Suit Over Saying 'Thank You' Disappears (14)
13:00 Techdirt Podcast Episode 87: An Interview With Kim Dotcom's Lawyer (10)
11:45 FBI Apparently Made Darkweb Child Porn Site Faster During Its Hosting Of Seized Server (36)
10:47 Sony Apparently Issuing Takedowns To Facebook For News Articles About PS4 Slim Leak (14)
10:42 Daily Deal: SaferVPN Basic Subscription (0)
09:43 Think Tank That First Proposed SOPA Now Claims 'Proof' That SOPA Would Have Been Great (12)
08:40 Peter Thiel's Lawyer Now Sending Questionable Defamation Threat Letters To Media On Behalf Of Melania Trump (24)
06:32 Your 'Smart' Power Outlets Are Now Botnets Thanks To The Internet Of Broken Things (45)
03:25 What It Looks Like When The Terrorists Win: The JFK Stampede Over Fans Cheering For Usain Bolt (30)

Monday

23:27 Police Unions To City Officials: If You Want Good, Accountable Cops, You'll Need To Pay Them More (44)
16:02 With Both Presidential Candidates Claiming To Be Against The TPP, President Obama Kicks Off Campaign To Ratify It (30)
14:35 Why Are The Congressional Intelligence Committees So Quiet On The NSA Malware Leaks? (16)
13:07 Anti-Piracy Operations Are Fabricating Links To Non-Existent Torrents In DMCA Notices (32)
11:55 Did The NY Times Give Up Its Journalism Standards The Second Facebook Threw A Few Million Its Way? (13)
10:54 Donald Trump Has Freed Up Journalists' Ability To Call Bullshit; But It Won't Last, Nor Extend To Others (93)
10:50 Daily Deal: Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable 3-Pack (0)
09:47 India Criminalizes Merely Visiting A Copyright Infringing 'Blocked' Site (26)
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