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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Wednesday

04:04 Separate And Unequal: Gen. Petraeus Facing Mild Wrist Slap For Leaking Eight Books Full Of Classified Info To His Mistress (25)
01:00 Data Retention Enthusiast Says Those Against The Idea Just Want Everything 'Free Of Charge, Free Of Responsibility' (25)

Tuesday

21:00 Wyoming Governor Vetoes Asset Forfeiture Bill, Because Asset Forfeiture 'Is Right' (44)
17:00 DailyDirt: Computers Are Learning How To Play More Video Games, But They'll Never Appreciate A Good Game? (7)
15:38 Disappointing: Google Not Yet Requiring Phone Makers To Encrypt By Default (17)
14:34 Judge John Facciola On Today's Law Enforcement: I'd Go Weeks Without Seeing A Warrant For Anything 'Tactile' (15)
13:30 President Obama Complains To China About Demanding Backdoors To Encryption... As His Administration Demands The Same Thing (44)
12:30 Techdirt Podcast Episode 14: Do You Need A Proprietary Platform To Be A Serious Media Company Today? (4)
11:32 Connecticut Town Takes Down Painting Including Image Of Mother Teresa Over Bogus Copyright Claim (30)
10:24 There Is No Way That Hillary Clinton Didn't Know She Was Supposed To Use A Government Email Account (63)
09:24 In Unsealed Document, FBI Admits Stingray Devices Will Disrupt Phone Service (38)
08:07 Australian Secretary Of Defense Not Concerned About Phone Hack; Doesn't Think People Want To Spy On His Phone (41)
06:10 Nokia CEO: We Have To Get Rid Of Net Neutrality, Otherwise Self-Driving Cars Will Keep On Crashing Into Each Other (101)
04:05 Capcom Removes Advertised Offline Co-Op From Resident Evil Reboot, Updates Steam Page After Sales Begin (25)
01:06 Is America About To Experience The Billion-Dollar Pain Of Corporate Sovereignty First Hand? (40)

Monday

21:01 Gay Party Company Goes After Another Gay Party Organizer Over Generic 'Gay Days' Trademark (24)
17:00 DailyDirt: Curious Carbon Configurations (1)
15:43 Mike Baird, Premier Of New South Wales, Has Video Of Him Reading Mean Tweets Taken Down Because REM (14)
14:40 Operators Of Revenge Porn Site YouGotPosted Hit With $900,000 Default Judgment (2)
13:24 Should The Punishment For Falsely Accusing People Of A Crime Match The Punishment For The Crime Itself? (49)
12:26 Court Doesn't Buy Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's Argument: Puts His Google Demands On Hold (52)
11:28 Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules (124)
10:28 Rogers Exec Pouts About VPNs, Publicly Dreams Of Canadian Ban (33)
09:24 'Officer Awareness' Memo: Police Accountability Recording App Could Lead To Dangerous 'Flash Mobs' (36)
08:03 AT&T's $30 'Don't Be Snooped On' Fee Is Even Worse Than Everybody Thought (45)
05:54 Late Friday, White House Announces That FISA Court Has Rubberstamped NSA Phone Record Collection, While Insisting It Wants Reform (34)
03:52 Surveillance Software Company Gamma Found To Have Violated Human Rights; Receives Unprecedented Slap On The Wrist (45)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (13)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History: February 22nd - 28th (2)
09:00 Not So Awesome Stuff: Your Worst Crowdfunding Project? (56)
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