stories from July 13th, 2012

Broadband

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
hollywood, isp, jill lessig, six strikes, sopa

Companies:
cci, eff, mpaa, riaa


(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
david eaves, open data, tom slee


Surprises

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
burgers, expensive, food, guinness, world record


Free Speech

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
blacklist, censorship, china, russia, sarft


Stupidity

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
censorship, london 2012, olympics, terms of use, uk


Free

by Leigh Beadon


Filed Under:
breaking bad, public relations

Companies:
amc, directv, dish, viacom


Music Industry

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
digital music, piracy, sweden

Companies:
sony, spotify, the pirate bay


Privacy

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
civil liberties, cybersecurity, hackers


Copyright

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
democracy, henry viii clause, uk


Failures

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright troll, evan stone, sanctions

Companies:
eff, public citizen


Movie Industry

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
game of thrones, hollywood, jimmy wales, piracy, ultraviolet

Companies:
hbo, hulu, mpaa


Copyright

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
acta, collection society, european union, licensing

Companies:
gema


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Friday

10:39 Daily Deal: The A-to-Z Programming Language Bundle (1)
09:41 Wall Street Journal Reporter Hassled At LA Airport; Successfully Prevents DHS From Searching Her Phones (51)
08:37 Amazon, Cable Industry Molest The Definition Of Copyright In Ongoing Scuff Up Over Cable Box Reform (10)
06:26 CenturyLink Claims Broadband Caps Improve The 'Internet Experience' And Empower Consumers (39)
03:25 China To Ban Ad Blockers As Part Of New Regulations For Online Advertising (13)

Thursday

23:20 Running Out Of Puns: Get Ready For The Damn To Burst On Craft Beer Trademark Disputes (12)
16:18 Court Says Cop Calling 911 With Suspect's Phone To Obtain Owner Info Is Not A Search (32)
14:35 Ed Snowden And Bunnie Huang Design Phone Case To Warn You If Your Phone Is Compromised (22)
12:59 Techdirt Reading List: Don't Panic: A Legal Guide (in Plain English) For Small Businesses & Creative Professionals (0)
11:50 Donald Trump Threatens 'Art Of The Deal' Ghostwriter, Claiming His 'Disloyalty' Somehow Amounts To Defamation (54)
10:39 EFF Lawsuit Challenges DMCA's Digital Locks Provision As First Amendment Violation (14)
10:35 Daily Deal: TigerVPN Subscription (0)
09:25 Elon Musk's Master Plan Includes Turning Tesla Into An Autonomous Uber (50)
08:28 Kickass Torrents Gets The Megaupload Treatment: Site Seized, Owner Arrested And Charged With Criminal Infringement (92)
06:28 Tennessee Study Shows State Remains A Broadband Backwater Thanks To AT&T Lobbyists, Clueless Politicians, And Protectionist State Law (17)
03:27 Just As We Warned: A Chinese Tech Giant Goes On The Patent Attack -- In East Texas (26)

Wednesday

22:23 Miami Brewing Co. Sends Cease And Desist To M.I.A. Beer Co. Over Trademark Concerns (13)
16:23 Nick Denton Bucks The Trend Du Jour, Thinks News Comments Are Worth Saving (25)
14:45 Kudos To Senator Leahy: Fighting To Keep Privacy & Civil Liberties Board From Being Hobbled (11)
13:15 EU Court Of Justice Advisor Suggests UK's Last Surveillance Bill May Be Legal, But Hints That The New One Might Not Be (5)
11:56 Paris Court Says Search Engines Don't Need To Block Torrent Searches (11)
10:51 German Software Company Sues US Gov't For Copyright Infringement (54)
10:46 Daily Deal: Agile Scrum Bundle (2)
09:31 Turkey Blocks Wikileaks After It Dumps Nearly 300,000 Turkish Gov't Emails (19)
08:33 American Academy Of Pediatrics Claims Broad Consensus On Violent Media Effect That Doesn't Remotely Exist (47)
06:35 Prenda (Mostly) Loses Again; Court Says 'We Warned You To Stop Digging, But You Still Did' (25)
03:31 For The Third Time, Whatsapp Blocked (And Then Unblocked) By Brazilian Judges For Failing To Decrypt (24)

Tuesday

22:23 Former STL Cardinals Scouting Director Gets Jail Time For Illegally Accessing Astros Scouting Database (17)
16:13 Court Says There's No Remedy For Person Whose Vehicle Was Subjected To Civil Forfeiture After An Illegal Search (86)
14:27 California Appeals Court Reaffirms Section 230 Protections In Lawsuit Against Yelp For Third-Party Postings (3)
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