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

11:30 In Deal To Get Loretta Lynch Confirmed As Attorney General, Senate Agrees To Undermine Free Speech On The Internet (16)
10:17 Compare And Contrast Prosecution And Sentences Of David Petraeus With Government Whistleblowers (22)
09:14 Japanese Court Orders Google To Remove Customer Reviews From Its Maps Service -- Globally (32)
08:02 Recording Industry's Latest Plan To Mess Up The Internet: Do Away With Safe Harbors (64)
06:04 Irish Legislator Proposes Law That Would Make Annoying People Online A Criminal Act (23)
04:01 Canada Extends Copyright Terms, Finally Giving Musicians Who Released Works More Than 50 Years Ago A Reason To Create (39)
00:57 If You Really Think TPP Is About 'Trade' Then Your Analysis Is Already Wrong (54)

Thursday

21:03 A Residence With Locking Doors And A Working Toilet Is All That's Needed To Justify A No-Knock Warrant (77)
17:00 DailyDirt: The Drones Are Coming (4)
16:05 Attorney Representing Whistleblowing Cops Claims Police Department Dropped Spyware On His Hard Drive (19)
15:22 Blistering Hubris, Bald-Faced Lies And Atrocious Customer Service Kill Comcast's Merger Ambitions Dead (23)
14:46 Judge Tells FBI To Stop Screwing Around And Search For Documents Requested By Man Seeking To Clear His Name (8)
13:44 Jeb Bush Compliments Obama For Continuing And Expanding His Brother's War On Terror (23)
12:40 Senators Introduce Anti-Aaron's Law To Increase Jail Terms For 'Unauthorized Access' To Computers (27)
12:39 Daily Deals: OSTraining Developer Courses: Lifetime Subscription (0)
11:41 Sen. McConnell Undercuts USA Freedom Act By Dropping Bill To Reauthorize PATRIOT Act Until 2020 Directly On The Senate Floor (28)
10:39 DVD Makers Say That You Don't Really Own The DVDs You Bought... Thanks To Copyright (177)
09:39 Stingray Uber Alles! St. Louis Cops Drop Case Against Robbery Suspects Rather Than Discuss Use Of IMSI Catcher (32)
08:03 Cybersecurity Official Believes Encryption Can Be Backdoored Safely; Can't Think Of Single Expert Who Agrees With Him (37)
06:06 Cable's Top Lobbyist Just Can't Understand Why People Like Google Better (106)
04:01 GM Says That While You May Own Your Car, It Owns The Software In It, Thanks To Copyright (68)
01:03 Corporate Sovereignty Trumps National Laws; Here's How The US Thinks It Can Get Around That (30)

Wednesday

21:04 Aaron's Law Reintroduced To Try To Reform Dangerous, Broken Anti-Hacking Law (4)
17:00 DailyDirt: Is It Time To Change Your Passwords (Again)? (11)
15:55 New Jersey Cop Demands Camera From Eyewitness After Police Dog Allowed To Maul Prone Suspect (50)
14:53 LA School District's iPad Farce Reaches Nadir As Officials Demand Refunds From Apple, Answer Questions From The SEC (27)
14:50 Daily Deals: Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds (2)
13:47 How It's Done: Rockstar Releases Video Production Editor For GTA So Fans Can Make Films (8)
12:41 Supreme Court Rules That A Traffic Stop Ends When The 'Objective' Is 'Complete,' Rather Than Whenever The Officer Feels It Is (51)
11:40 Richard Dreyfuss Takes Disney To Court Over Its Refusal To Allow An Outside Auditor To Examine Its Accounting Methods (95)
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