stories from May 4th, 2012

(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Dan Bull


Filed Under:
bpi, cubase, dan bull, promo bay, uk

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the pirate bay


Culture

by Leigh Beadon


Filed Under:
alex wild, copying, entomology, knowledge, photography


Patents

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
ipa, patent assignment, startups, uspto

Companies:
apple, google, microsoft, oracle, twitter, yahoo


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
compulsory license, cover song, royalties, synchronization

Companies:
youtube


Privacy

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
cispa, cybersecurity, veto, white house


Economics

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
ebooks, fixed cost, pricing, publishing


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Wednesday

10:39 Artist Sues Wu-Tang Clan Member, Martin Shkreli, Vice Magazine For Copyright Infringement (5)
10:34 Daily Deal: Axis VIDIUS FPV-Camera Drone (0)
09:39 CIA Director Freaks Out After Senator Wyden Points Out How The CIA Spied On The Senate (45)
08:33 Intelligence Director James Clapper Warmly Welcomes The Internet Of Things To The NSA's Haystacks (20)
06:22 Congressmen Upton, Walden Latest To Insist Nobody Needs Faster Broadband (55)
03:21 First Report From Inside Germany's New TAFTA/TTIP Reading Room Reveals Text's Dirty Secret (28)

Tuesday

23:23 NHL Streaming Service Descends Into Blackout Hell; NHL Threatens Anyone Trying To Circumvent Blackouts (34)
17:00 DailyDirt: Making A Road Trip Across The US... (2)
15:44 Government Lawyers Think Open Records Reform Proposal Hands Over Too Much Power To The People (19)
14:01 Australia's Arrogant, Irresponsible Trade Minister Rejects Calls For Cost-Benefit Analysis Of TPP (34)
12:45 Techdirt Podcast Episode 60: Barry Eisler On Truth, Fiction And The Surveillance State (Part One) (3)
11:40 Judge Blocks Release Of Anti-Abortion Videos As The Arbiter Of Journalism (110)
10:38 Warner To Pay $14 Million In 'Happy Birthday' Settlement; Plaintiffs Ask For Declaration That Song Is In Public Domain (34)
10:33 Daily Deal: IT Security And Ethical Hacking Training (0)
09:33 Comcast Using Minority Astroturf Groups To Argue Cable Set Top Box Competition Hurts Diversity (14)
08:26 Senator John McCain Weighs In On 'Going Dark' Debate -- Insists That He Understands Cryptography Better Than Cryptographers (35)
06:23 States Wake Up, Realize AT&T Lobbyists Have Been Writing Awful Protectionist State Broadband Laws (27)
03:26 Top German Judges Tear To Shreds EU's Proposed TAFTA/TTIP Investment Court System (27)

Monday

23:23 Dismantling The Repair Monopoly Created By The DMCA's Anti-Circumvention Rules (32)
17:00 DailyDirt: Watched Pots Do Boil (2)
15:34 Documents Show Chicago Cops Routinely Disabling Recording Equipment (36)
14:09 Appeals Court Tells City It Can't Use Its Terribly-Written Zoning Laws To Censor Speech (7)
12:48 Also Turning 20 Years Old Today: John Perry Barlow's Declaration Of The Independence Of Cyberspace (9)
11:43 Bandai-Namco Blows Money On DRM Rather Than Fixing Its Terrible PC Port Of Tales Of Symphonia (28)
10:37 Moral Panics: Twitter Feels Compelled To Tell You It's Deleted Over 125,000 Terrorist Twitter Accounts (18)
10:32 Daily Deal: The Bouqs Company Farm-Fresh Flowers (1)
09:34 India Bans Zero Rating As The U.S. Pays The Price For Embracing It (15)
08:27 20 Years Ago Today: The Most Important Law On The Internet Was Signed, Almost By Accident (10)
06:26 Verizon Gives Net Neutrality A Giant Middle Finger, Exempts Own Video Service From Wireless Usage Caps (38)
03:22 UK Investigative Agencies Want To Be Able To Send Warrants To US Companies (31)
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