stories from May 6th, 2013

Failures

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
ads, advertising, commercials, economist, failures, jokes, publicity

Companies:
dove, dr pepper, ford, gm, hyundai


Studies

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
dsm, mental health, nimh, research

Companies:
american psychiatric association


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, copyright trolls, errors, lawsuits, sloppy


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, copyright reform, data, evidence


(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
drm, html5

Companies:
netflix


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Patents

by Leigh Beadon


Filed Under:
patents, sponsored posts


When Startups Need More Lawyers Than Employees, The Patent System Isn't Working

from the do-the-math dept

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We've talked a lot about the tax on innovation that patent trolls create, which is well-known inside startup circles but often misunderstood by the broader public, thanks to the pro-innovation rhetoric of high-profile trolls like Intellectual Ventures. The conversation is getting more attention lately, especially with the recent news of Senator Schumer's patent reform bill which specifically aims to fight the patent troll problem, and this interview with an anonymous developer from a tech startup offers some perspective from someone who is directly affected by the issue.

Free Speech

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
civil liberties, fear, fud, terrorism, the public


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Thursday

06:33 Kickbacks And Legal Tricks Are Protecting Mega-ISPs From Apartment Broadband Competition (19)
03:27 You'll Never Guess Which Portmanteau Everyone Is Suddenly Trying To Trademark (28)

Wednesday

23:23 TAFTA/TTIP Just Got Harder: Brexit Is 'A Midsummer Night's Nightmare' Says EU Trade Commissioner (33)
17:00 DailyDirt: Fountains Of Youth... (2)
15:42 Under Cable Lobbying Assault, FCC Commissioners Waffling On Cable Box Competition Plan (24)
14:12 With The Brexit In The Bag, 'Vote Leave' Starts Vanishing Away Its Promises And Faulty Math (53)
12:46 Texas Judge Indicted For Making Secret 10-Year Deal With Red Light Camera Company (22)
11:54 Lessons From The Downfall Of A $150M Crowdfunded Experiment In Decentralized Governance (10)
10:41 Xbox Fitness Users Shelled Out Big Bucks For Workout Programs They'll Soon Be Totally Unable To Use (35)
10:35 Daily Deal: Mighty Mug Stainless Steel Travel Mug (0)
09:35 Malibu Media Sues Its Former Lawyer Over Missing Funds, Breach Of Bar Rules (10)
08:40 Guy Asks Indian Supreme Court To Ban Encrypted WhatsApp... Because People Plan Raves With It (12)
06:19 Hillary Clinton's Intellectual Property Platform: Too Vague & Confusing (20)
03:21 After Multi-Month Tone Deaf Shitshow, Microsoft Finally Lets Users Control Obnoxious Windows 10 Upgrade (91)

Tuesday

23:23 US Suddenly Discovers Why Supranational Tribunals Are A Problem, Just As It Starts Losing In Them (23)
17:00 DailyDirt: Racing Into Space Again... (2)
15:44 Two Judges Punch Holes In Copyright Trolls' Claims That An IP Address Is The Same Thing As A Person (13)
14:08 Twitter Deletes SCOTUSblog Twitter Account Briefly Thinking Its Running Of The Trolls Meant It Was Hacked (7)
12:45 Techdirt Podcast Episode 79: What's Next For Net Neutrality? (4)
11:45 Appeals Court Rejects Revenge Pornster's Appeal; Another Bad Section 230 Ruling (10)
10:39 Airbnb Goes To Court To Stop San Francisco's New Anti-Airbnb Law (28)
10:34 Daily Deal: The Complete Machine Learning Bundle (2)
09:26 Hillary Clinton's Tech Policy Plan Includes Some Empty Broadband Promises And A Continued War On Encryption (49)
08:27 This Song Belongs To You And Me: Lawsuit Filed To Declare Woodie Guthrie's Classic In The Public Domain (34)
06:18 Senate Hearing Shows Cable Companies Routinely Overbill Customers, Do Little To Correct Errors (17)
03:20 Another Dumb Idea Out Of The EU: Giving Robots & Computers Copyright (82)

Monday

23:23 Senator Wyden Puts A Hold On Intelligence Authorization Bill To Block FBI Warrantless Surveillance (16)
17:00 DailyDirt: Badminton Robots FTW (1)
15:32 As Austin Struggles To Understand Life Without Uber & Lyft, DUI Arrests On The Rise (59)
14:04 Judge Calls Out Malibu Media For Its Attempt To Cut And Run When Faced With Challenge To Its Infringement Claims (15)
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