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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Friday

03:27 Appeals Court Dumps Infringement Lawsuit Against EA After Plaintiff Fails To Produce Evidence (7)

Thursday

17:36 Who Gets To Trademark Iceland? (16)
14:40 Thanks To Months Of Doing Nothing, Senate Allows DOJ's Rule 41 Changes To Become Law (26)
13:07 After Zero Rating Backlash, Facebook Returns With New, Somewhat Murky 'Express WiFi' Initiative (4)
11:52 Gap Between Wiretaps Reported By US Courts And Recipient Service Providers Continues To Grow (10)
10:46 Trump Appoints Third Anti-Net Neutrality Advisor To Telecom Transition Team (113)
10:41 Daily Deal: Essential Microsoft MCSE Certification Exams Training (0)
09:39 China Files A Million Patents In A Year, As Government Plans To Increase Patentability Of Software (21)
08:35 Border Patrol Stops Journalist From Heading To Dakota Pipeline Protests, Searches All Of His Electronic Devices (71)
06:30 Wall Street Is Dreaming Of Megamergers Under Trump -- Including A Verizon-Comcast Super Union (91)
03:25 Activist Appeals Court Decision Stating Public Has No First Amendment Right To Record In Public Areas (12)

Wednesday

22:35 Stupid Patent Of The Month: Movies From The Cloud (13)
16:30 Game Developer Updates Game To Remove Denuvo DRM As Fans Cheer (26)
14:38 Appeals Court Says Warrantless Use Of Stingray Devices Probably OK (13)
12:59 The Globe And Mail Tries Something Revolutionary: Actually Giving A Damn About User Comments & Conversation (29)
11:42 Ahead Of President Trump, The Web's One And Only Backup Wants To Make A Backup Of Itself (In Canada) (95)
10:42 Brooklyn Prosecutor Forged Judges' Signatures On Wiretap Warrants To Eavesdrop On A 'Love Interest' (22)
10:40 Daily Deal: The Advanced Guide to Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (0)
09:40 Please Support Our Patreon Campaign... And Listen To Our Conversation With Patreon's Founder Jack Conte (7)
08:27 Key Congressional Staffers Who Helped Rein In Surveillance Overreach In The 1970s Ask Obama To Pardon Snowden (23)
06:26 In His Final Days, Obama Quietly Expands War Powers Before Handing Them Off To Trump (94)
03:24 Russia Draws On Chinese Expertise And Technology To Clamp Down On Internet Users Even More (10)

Tuesday

17:17 Your Earbuds Can Be Made Into Microphones With Just A Bit Of Malware (73)
14:45 Following Public Records Request, State Legislature Votes To Make Government Contracts Secret (25)
13:12 Cameroonian Government Calls Social Media A 'New Form Of Terrorism' (30)
11:53 Referring To Your Unenforced Trademark As A 'Lottery Ticket' Is A Great Way To End Up With Nothing (10)
10:45 AT&T Just Showed Us What The Death Of Net Neutrality Is Going To Look Like (32)
10:39 Daily Deal: SKEYE Nano 2 First-Person View Drone (2)
09:37 FBI's NIT Hit 8,000 Computers In 120 Countries... As Did The Child Porn It Was Redistributing (32)
08:34 Manhattan DA Cy Vance Wraps Up 2016 With Another Call For Gov't-Mandated Encryption Backdoors (21)
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