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


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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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10:30 Daily Deal: White-Hat Hacker & Penetration Tester Course (3)
09:31 Hollywood Resists Revealing Details Of Its Cozy Relationship With Mississippi AG Jim Hood, But Glimpses Come Out (44)
08:38 Dept. Of Defense Defends Strong Encryption While Its Impetuous Child -- The NSA -- Continues To Lament The Coming Darkness (20)
06:39 New Zealand Parliament Overwhelmingly Decides Free Speech Must Take A Backseat To Cyberbullying Concerns (27)
03:39 Hacking Team Hacked: Documents Show Company Sold Exploits And Spyware To UN-Blacklisted Governments (32)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (40)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History: June 28th - July 4th (1)

Friday

12:00 Awesome Stuff: Supplying The R For VR (0)

Thursday

19:39 How Section 1201 Of The Copyright Statute Threatens Innovation (19)
18:18 Let's Encrypt Releases Transparency Report -- All Zeroes Across The Board (22)
17:00 DailyDirt: Bring Out Your Dead... (10)
15:52 German Court Says YouTube Isn't Liable For Infringement, But Wants A Notice-And-Staydown Process (25)
14:49 Leaked TPP Chapter Shows How It's A Massive Gift To Big Pharma And Against Public Health (47)
13:44 Nope, You Can't Patent A Generic Idea Like Crowdfunding (9)
12:44 Chicago Rages Against The Future With 9% Tax On Netflix, Spotify And Other Streaming Services (56)
12:14 As FBI Fearmongers About 'Going Dark' Because Of Encryption, Actual Wiretaps Almost Never Run Into Encryption (22)
10:37 MLB Network DMCAs Video Of Bob Costas Torching MLB Pitcher, Which We'll Now Discuss At Length (20)
10:33 Daily Deal: Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone (5)
09:26 David Cameron Promises To Do Away With 'Safe Spaces' On The Internet (54)
08:25 Amnesty International Told That GCHQ Spied On Its Communications (24)
07:25 How States Are Fighting To Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband (23)
05:19 Comcast's New Voice-Controlled Remote Starts Marketing Movies To Your Kids (22)
01:16 What's Behind The Attack On EU's Outdoor Photography? The Usual Copyright Maximalism And Anti-Americanism (40)

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21:16 Bob Costas Rails Against The Internet After Criticism For Going Nuclear On MLB Pitcher (30)
17:00 DailyDirt: Playing Super Mario By Rote... Is Fun? (18)
15:48 Seattle City Council Member Urges Grass Roots Broadband Revolution After Ten Years Of Failing To Fix Broken Broadband Duopoly (20)
14:33 No Craig Newmark Did Not Donate To EFF; He Helped Make CFAA Worse Instead (24)
13:49 Lawsuit Filed After Export-Import Bank Official Swears He 'Accidentally' Deleted All Of His Responsive Text Messages (12)
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