stories from February 24th, 2014

Broadband

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
austin, broadband, competition, isp, texas

Companies:
at&t, google, time warner cable


Predictions

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
cctld, domain name, tpp, transparency


Free

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
books, ebooks, free, kindle, media, public domain, publishing, quora, sir, teju cole, tweets

Companies:
quora


Failures

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
encryption, ios, os x, vulnerability

Companies:
apple


Failures

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
mark klein, nsa, surveillance, transparency

Companies:
at&t


Failures

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
abuse, art acevedo, austin pd, police, texis


Music Industry

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
music, streaming

Companies:
spotify


Copyright

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
copyright, derivative work, drake, public domain

Companies:
baden baden


Journalism

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
doj, eric holder, fisa, free press, journalism, nsl


Privacy

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
angela merkel, germany, nsa, spying


Politics

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
advocacy, cable, lobbying, merger, television

Companies:
comcast, time warner cable


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Tuesday

06:23 FCC Commissioner Legally Tasked With Bringing Broadband To All Americans Doesn't Think Broadband's All That Important (32)
04:12 NSA -- Despite Claiming It Doesn't Engage In Economic Espionage -- Engaged In Economic Espionage (22)
01:12 Kickstarter Still Setting Records Despite Everyone Wanting Everything For Free (15)

Monday

21:05 Chanel Goes After 2 Person Chocolate Company Over The Number Five (24)
17:00 DailyDirt: Bite Me. No, Wait, Don't... (3)
15:50 Expired Bogus Patent On Basic Computer Firewall Now Being Used To Shake Down Lots Of Companies (9)
14:41 Nail Salon Owner Sues For Return Of Life Savings Seized By DEA Agents At Airport (45)
13:42 70's Band 'Player' Sues Keith Urban For His 'Player Guitar Kit' For Trademark Violation (24)
12:41 Australia's New Law Would Strip Citizenship For Possessing A 'Thing' Connected With Terrorism, Or Whistleblowing (63)
11:38 France Takes Its War On Uber Up A Notch: Arrests Top Execs (45)
10:31 Supreme Court Won't Hear Oracle v. Google Case, Leaving APIs Copyrightable And Innovation At Risk (82)
10:26 Daily Deal: Penzu Pro Digital Journal Lifetime Subscription (0)
09:27 Newsday Editor: Carve Hate Speech Out Of First Amendment, Hold Websites Responsible If Users Post Hate Speech (58)
08:01 MPAA Targets New Anti-Piracy Ads... At People Who Already Paid To Go See Movies (96)
05:58 Years Of Pretending Netflix Cord Cutting Wasn't Real Is Biting The Cable Industry In The Ass (54)
03:54 Missing Document From FISA Court Docket Suggests Yet Another Undisclosed Bulk Records Program (13)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (27)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History: June 21st - 27th (8)
09:00 Awesome Stuff: Not Quite Google Glass (56)

Friday

19:39 Guy Writes New James Bond Book... Only Available Where Bond Is In The Public Domain (40)
18:18 Two Overlooked Aspects Of Those Leaks About NSA Spying On French Presidents (8)
17:00 DailyDirt: Colorful Burgers Because Why Not? (6)
16:01 SiriusXM Finally Wins A Case Over Pre-1972 Music... And Promptly Settles Such Cases With RIAA (21)
14:47 Russia Blocks The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Over A Single Page (17)
13:36 Leaked Damage Assessment Shows Government Mostly Interested In Investigating Leakers, Withholding Information From Public (18)
12:32 France Gives In To Insanity And Rioting Taxi Drivers: Cracks Down On Uber (67)
11:34 Breaking: Self-Driving Cars Avoid Accident, Do Exactly What They Were Programmed To Do (35)
10:33 UK Officials Hoping To Change Freedom Of Information Law To Include Less Of Both (11)
10:30 Daily Deal: Twist Plus World Charging Station (1)
09:30 UK Politician Theresa May Tries To Out-Orwell Orwell With Insanely Authoritarian Speech (53)
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